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What Posters Must Be Displayed in the Workplace

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When you're working for a company, you might notice that there are posters on the wall that display particular legal rights of an employee. The Texas Workforce Commission states that there are actually various laws that require employers to display these types of posters in the workplace. The posters are available free of charge from various government agencies.

Posters that explain the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act and the Texas Payday Law are available through the Texas Workforce Commission. The U.S. Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division (DOL) requires posters that explain The Fair Labor Standards Act, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.

Keep in mind that an employer is only required to display or post information about these laws if the company is convered under the particular act. So if an employer is not covered under the Family Medical Leave Act, for example, then there's no need under the law to display a poster for it in that workplace.

In addition, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires posters about job safety and health protection and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires a combined poster about the Equal Employment Opportunity Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act.

The purpose of the state and federal labor law posters is to inform employees of their rights in areas such as minimum wage, benefits, safety and health, and discrimination. Perhaps after reading over these laws on a poster, an employee will be encouraged to contact a Texas employment lawyer to find out more information about labor laws or filing a claim. If you have any specific questions about any of these laws, a Texas employment lawyer may be able to answer those questions.

Related Resources:

  • Checklist to Minimize Workplace Accidents (FindLaw)
  • Employees Rights 101 (FindLaw)
  • Contact a Texas Employment Lawyer (FindLaw)

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