Mandatory Changes to Federal Employment Postings for August 1
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) just recently announced two mandatory poster changes.
Beginning August 1, 2016, employers must post updated versions of the Federal Minimum Wage poster and the Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act poster.
The DOL made these changes this week, allowing little time for employers to comply before the August 1 deadline.
Federal Minimum Wage Poster
Mandatory changes were made to reflect updated enforcement rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The federal minimum wage rate did not change. The updates include:
- New information discussing the consequences of incorrectly classifying workers as independent contractors;
- New information relating to the rights of nursing mothers;
- Updated information regarding enforcement by the DOL; and
- Revised information relating to tip credits.
Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act Poster
This poster was updated to reflect changes to the appropriate contact information for the DOL and to remove reference to the penalty amount for violation of the law.
Employers will need to update their posters.
CalChamber’s 2016 California and Federal Employment Notices Poster and 2016 Required Notices Kit will be updated with the revised federal notices.