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What are the rules about hanging labor law posters?

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State and federal law requires employers to post labor law posters in conspicuous areas visited regularly by employees, and they must also be visible to applicants, explains LaborLawCenter. Specific posters employers may need to post include the Equal Employment Opportunity, Fair Labor Standards Act, Notice to Workers Paid Special Minimum Wages and Occupational Safety and Health Act posters, states the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Other posters state and federal laws may require businesses to post include the Office of Labor-Management Standards Union Member Rights poster and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act poster, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Local state agencies and the U.S. Department of Labor provide these posters at no charge to businesses.

Public employers and private businesses with more than 50 employees must post the Family Medical Leave Act poster, reports J.J. Keller and Associates. Failure to comply with state and federal law regarding labor law posters may result in both state and federal fines.

Eight states, including Arizona, California, Florida, New York and Texas, require employers to post labor law posters in Spanish if more than 5 percent of the workforce uses English as a second language, states LaborLawCenter. If an employer is required to post the Family Medical Leave Act poster, it must provide the poster in the employees primary language. The law prohibits an employer from resizing any of the posters.

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