Archive for February, 2016

Recommended Change to Texas’s Workers’ Compensation Notice 9

  • 26th February 2016

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation updated the Workers’ Compensation Notice 9 posting. The Texas Department of Health has been renamed Texas Department of State Health Services. There is also an updated contact number for the Division of Workers’ Compensation, and the revision date has been updated.

Effective date: 1/5/2016

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

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Mandatory Change to Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Notice

  • 25th February 2016

The State of Michigan updated the Unemployment Insurance notice with a new layout. Information such as eligibility and filing requirements are now specified on the notice. There is also a section for the employer to fill out and the revision date has been updated.

Effective date: 1/21/2016

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

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Mandatory Change to Louisiana’s Earned Income Credit Notice

  • 22nd February 2016

The Louisiana Workforce Commission updated the Earned Income Credit notice. Eligibility requirements have changed. The maximum earned income limit has increased to $47,955 ($53,505 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children, $44,648 ($50,198 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children, $39,296 ($44,846 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child, and $14,880 ($20,430 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children. Additionally, the IRS EITC homepage URL has been updated along with the notice’s revision date.

Effective date: 2/1/2016

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

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Mandatory Change to Virginia’s OSH Notice

  • 12th February 2016

The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry updated the Job Safety and Health Protection notice. The “Fatalities” provision has been renamed to “Accident Reporting” and has been slightly reworded. All fatalities, injuries or illness that result in an in-patient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye must be reported to the VOSH within eight (8) hours; there is no longer a minimum reporting requirement. The Verona office location and revision date have also been updated.

Effective date: 2/3/2016

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

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Recommended Change to Pay Transparency Notice

  • 9th February 2016

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has updated their Pay Transparency notice. A new layout has been created along with the addition of the logo for the OFCCP department. Lastly, contact information has been added onto the notice.

Effective date: 1/12/2016

Why are labor law posters needed?

  • 1st February 2016

The United States Department of Labor requires that certain posters and/or notices be posted in the workplace which provides information on employee rights. Employers who employ one or more employees must adhere to the posting requirements. Generally, whether an organization is non-profit or for-profit has no bearing on whether notices have to be posted. States and local governments may also have posting requirements. Failure to post a required state or federal labor law posting may subject the employer to citations and penalties.

If I can download or request postings from the government for free, why should I purchase them?

  • 1st February 2016

You can certainly obtain the notices for free; however, locating them, downloading, printing, posting each one up, and ensuring that they are up to date is a time-consuming process. One state may only require two (2) postings (separate from federal postings) while another may require ten (10). Because postings must be placed in an area where they can be easily read by employees, this may require a lot of space and may cause unwanted clutter. Our posters adhere to any size requirement and neatly fits on a poster. Furthermore, if you purchase our E-Update Service or Poster Replacement Solution with your poster purchase, we will update you with any changes (within your plan) so you can remain in compliance.