Employers Must Comply with DOL's Updated Posting Requirements
As of Aug. 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) requires covered employers to update their Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Minimum Wage posters and their federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) posters.
The changes to the minimum wage poster include updated information relating to the rights of nursing mothers in the workplace, the consequences of independent contractor misclassification tip credits and DOL enforcement of FLSA violations. The federal minimum wage rate remains at $7.25 per hour. For more information, read a DOL-approved copy of the updated minimum wage poster and instructions for posting.
The changes to the EPPA poster include updated contact information for the DOL and removal of the prior reference to the penalty amount for violators. For more information, read a DOL-approved copy of the updated EPPA poster and instructions for posting.
Considerations for Employers
To ensure compliance, covered employers should immediately replace their old posters with new posters reflecting these changes. Posters should be displayed in a conspicuous place in each worksite.
If you have any questions regarding the updated posters or any other posting requirements, please contact a member of our Labor, Employment and Benefits Group or the Holland & Knight attorney with whom you regularly work.
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