Hopefully you all got outside this weekend as Spring (and maybe we jumped right into summer) has finally arrived! In the spirit of Spring cleaning, I wanted to remind employers to take a look at your HR board, and make sure that all of your mandatory workplace posters are up to date. After having visited two employers in the past few weeks who were woefully outdated (one had minimum wage around $4), I thought it may be a good time to remind you all to check out your postings. If your board is cluttered with out of date notices, you might as well file those away too.
Minnesota mandatory workplace posters can be found here: http://www.doli.state.mn.us/LS/Posters.asp. Note, you can download it (for free) as a pack, and sign up to be notified when a poster has been updated (no reason not to!). The last update was the age discrimination poster in September 2017.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission “EEO is the Law” poster can be found here: https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm.
Federal workplace posters (other than the EEO one) can be found here: https://www.dol.gov/general/topics/posters. Take note if you are a federal contractor, there are additional notices you will need to post which are also available at that website.
The National Labor Relations Board Employee Rights Notice can be found here: https://www.nlrb.gov/poster. Keep in mind this is no longer mandatory to post due to a court injunction – but employers may chose to post.
Of course, there are several companies that will sell you an all-in-one laminated poster. Those are nice too if you don’t mind shelling out the money, but be sure you get the correct poster(s) – not just Minnesota, and not just federal. Also be sure that you update the individual notices on the all-in-one poster – just because you have shiny laminated poster doesn’t mean you can post it and forget it when updates are made. Finally, feel free to cross out notices on the poster that do not apply to your business (i.e. FMLA poster for a company that has less than 50 employees).