Archive for January, 2016

How do I know if the poster I currently have contains the most recent updates?

  • 28th January 2016

Recent Osha4less posters have a QR code that you can scan on your mobile device to determine if your poster is up to date. Our All-In-One Labor Law Posters include postings provided by both State and Federal Government agencies. To assist in identifying particular postings, our Labor Law Posters are equipped with a legend. The poster legend identifies which postings have been issued by State or Federal agencies and can also include information on industry specific notices, or those notices required by employers operating a business with a particular number of employees. A poster revision date located at the left corner of the poster gets updated whenever we proceed with changes to postings, regardless of whether the change was mandatory or recommended. To determine if there is a superseding revision date, visit our posterupdates.com page.

Alternatively, you can visit the “Review Poster Changes” section of our website to determine if there have been any changes since the date the labor law poster was purchased. Please note that if you bought a Poster Replacement Solution with your poster, Osha4less will automatically send a replacement poster within your plan for any mandatory changes as soon as the updates become available. If you bought an E-Update Service with your poster, Osha4less will send out an email update for both mandatory and recommended changes when the updated posting becomes available.

Mandatory Change to New Mexico’s Discrimination Notice

  • 21st January 2016

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Human Rights Bureau updated the Discrimination posting with a new layout. Information pertaining to the New Mexico Human Rights Act has been added which prohibits discrimination on protected categories in the areas of employment, housing, credit, and public accommodations, and prohibits retaliation for complaining about discrimination in any of these areas. Information has also been added on enforcement agency responsibilities and procedures for filing a complaint of discrimination. A fax number has been added and the revision date has been updated.

Effective date: 12/15/15

The Osha4less.com New Mexico All-In-One State and Federal Poster has been updated to include this new mandatory change on the required postings.

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If the minimum wage in my state is higher than that of the federal’s, do I have to display both minimum wage posters?

  • 14th January 2016

Yes, you will need to post both the state and federal minimum wage notices as there may be exceptions to the minimum wage law in your state. An employer is to pay the higher amount of the two wages; however, in circumstances where employees are not covered by the state minimum wage, they would be covered under the federal minimum wage. Furthermore, there are additional provisions on the federal minimum wage posting for overtime, tipped employees, etc. that may need to be considered.

Recommended Change to Washington’s Unemployment Benefits Notice

  • 6th January 2016

The Washington Employment Security Department updated the Unemployment Benefits posting. When applying for benefits, applicants will need to provide previous employer information within the last 18 months of employment instead of the last 24 months. The criteria for applying online has also been reduced from 24 months to 18 months for applicants who had a job outside of Washington. If applying by phone, availability hours have been changed from 8 am – 5 pm to 8 am – 4 pm and there is no longer suggested calling days based on one’s social security number. There is also a new layout to the posting which includes a picture of the website and URL. The revision date has also been updated.

Effective date: 11/17/2015

The Osha4less.com Washington All-In-One State and Federal Poster has been updated to include this new recommended change on the required postings.

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