Labor & Employment Law Update: New Year, New Posters, New Laws


With the onset of a new year, employers must be aware of new laws scheduled to take effect in 2011. Most importantly, employers should be aware that their 2010 California and federal notices posters are now outdated, and certain employers may be required to include additional postings.

Specifically, all employers should be aware that there are new 2011 versions of the required federal posters, including but not limited to, "Federal Minimum Wage," "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law," and "Safety and Health Protection on the Job." Additionally, there are new 2011 versions of California required posters such as "California Minimum Wage," "Your Rights Under USERRA (Veterans Benefits)," and "Notice Employee Polygraph Protection Act" posters, among others. All employers must have these posters displayed at each work site in an area accessible to all employees and applicants. Therefore, it is important to make sure that new 2011 versions are posted immediately. Employers may be required to display other postings as well. Therefore, it is advisable to contact legal counsel with any questions.

In addition to these, in 2011, certain employers will also be required to display additional posters as follows...

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