Employment labor laws – such as minimum wage, discrimination, unemployment, sick leave, and so on – are constantly updated and vary in different states and jurisdictions. It is an intensive process to make sure your business stays in compliance with all these changing laws – some of which you may not even be aware of!
Did You know?While the federal minimum wage has not been increased since 2009, state minimum wages, which are often higher, sometimes increase annually! So that labor law poster that’s been hanging up on the wall since 2018 may be outdated, and your employees are legally entitled to being informed of their worker rights.
Below are some ways your business can stay in compliance with the employment labor laws:
- Hire a labor law expert. Having an expert on staff who answers questions about the complex labor laws that apply in the workplace and can specifically work out issues for your company and industry can help alleviate stress to running a business.
- Delegate an employee to monitor labor law updates. This can be especially helpful for businesses that employ workers in different states and locations. As mentioned before, states and jurisdictions may vary in which laws are updated and constantly changing. Having a person assigned this duty specifically so that mandatory updates are not overlooked is important to staying in compliance.
- Set up a labor law poster subscription. Related to the previous point, perhaps the employee assigned the duty is not necessarily an expert in labor law. The solution may be to outsource it, and that employee can simply be in charge of being the person to set up a labor law subscription for the company. All In One Poster Company offers compliance plans for 1 year, 2 year, or 3 year subscriptions – and we will send you new labor law posters for each mandatory update. You can find all the options for compliance plans we offer here: https://www.allinoneposters.com/Subscription-Plans
- Find and partner with an Employer of Record (EOR). An EOR is an organization that serves as the employer for tax purposes while the employee performs work at a different company. The EOR handles functions such as processing payroll, filing taxes, handling unemployment, workers’ compensation, new hire onboarding, issuing W-2 forms, and more.
- Provide training and resources to the HR team. The HR team should be up-to-date on legal updates and research changes to ensure compliance for labor laws, and managers should receive communication and the option to take additional courses that focus on updated laws. Membership to an HR organization or association, along with staying up-to-date on the U.S. Department of Labor websites and reading, can help supplement the HR team’s knowledge on labor laws.
Lastly, if you have ordered labor law posters from All In One Poster Company, and have questions about whether or not the poster you currently have is still in compliance, feel free to contact us. We are happy to provide the information via telephone or e-mail.
(We apologize as we can only speak for our own labor law posters that are printed by our company, and cannot be sure if posters purchased from a different company are accurate or up-to-date. All In One Poster Company is not affiliated or partnered with any other labor law company.)