On July 19, 2010, the Final Rule designed to protect today’s working youth from hazardous conditions in the workplace went into effect. The Wage and Hour Division's Final Rule sets into motion rule changes to seven non-agricultural hazardous occupation orders, lists new prohibitions impacting the employment of youth under the age of 18 years, expands youth workplace opportunities, and modernizes child labor provision for the 21st century.
The Final Rule is said to represent the “most ambitious and far-reaching revisions to the child labor regulations in the last thirty years and marks another step forward in the Department’s ongoing effort to promote positive, safe work experiences for young workers.” The updates set forth in the new Final Rule will impact how the DOL interprets the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Our analysts are monitoring the total effect of this Final Rule very closely, specifically the impact it may have on the current Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) poster.
On June 22, 2010, the DOL released new interpretations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The additional guidance clarifies that an individual of a same-sex relationship is entitled to FMLA leave to care for child of their partner (to bond with the child following placement, or to care for the child if the child had a serious health condition) due to the fact that the individual stands in loco parentis to the child.
Simply stated, a partner in a same-sex relationship may now stand in loco parentis if he/she 1) intends to assume the responsibilities of a parent, and 2) provides either day-to-day care or financial support for the child, as is required by the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Our analysts will continue to monitor any developments that may impact the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notice. Receive the most up-to-date Federal and state posters as soon as they release by signing up for our Complete Compliance Update Service. Visit your state page for more details, or call (800) 226-2327.
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Posting deadline has passed for the
Federal NLRA Poster: Are you in compliance?
The posting deadline for Federal contractors and subcontractors for the Federal National Labor
Relations Act (NLRA) Poster
was June 21, 2010. The poster must be clearly displayed in plants and offices where
employees covered by the NLRA perform contract-related activities.
Are you in compliance?
New Federal Poster requirement effective
March 15, 2010
The Department’s Employment and Training Administration and Wage and Hour Division published a final rule implementing changes to the H-2A program. The new rule officially went into effect on March 15, 2010.
The H-2A nonimmigrant worker visa program allows U.S. employers of agricultural workers to employ foreign workers temporarily to perform agricultural duties and services. Employers must display a new H-2A poster for workers employed in accordance with the INA. We currently offer both English and Spanish versions of the H-2A poster in our Federal H-2A Poster Kit.
Deadline Passed: Updated EEOC poster must be posted as of November 21, 2009
On May 21, 2008, Former President George W. Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
of 2008 into law. GINA includes two distinct titles. Title I addresses the use of genetic information in health insurance.
Title II of GINA prohibits employers from collecting genetic information from employees, and using this information to make
decisions regarding employment.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) poster has been updated to include information regarding the Genetic Information
Employers are required to post notices explaining the Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based on race,
color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability and genetic information.
Learn more about how GINA affects your organization or check out our GINA FAQs.
How has GINA impacted the Fed FLSA poster?
The Fair Labor Standards Act (minimum wage) poster has been updated as a result of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. In accordance with GINA, civil money penalties for violation of minimum wage, overtime, and child labor provisions have been increased. The updated maximum penalties are included our 2009 Federal 6-in-1 poster. The updates to the FSLA poster are considered recommended.
ALL covered employers are required to post the
Fair Labor Standards Act (minimum wage) poster
FMLA Change – Is your FMLA poster up-to-date?
On December 18, 2008, the Department of Labor (DOL) released the final version of the
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster
. The final rule took effect on January 16, 2009.
It updates the FMLA regulations for new military family leave entitlements
(enacted on January 28, 2008) and includes revisions to the proposed rule issued in
February 2008 (and published in November 2008). These are the first set of revisions to the
FMLA since it was enacted in 1993 and will affect all employers who are required to adhere to
FMLA guidelines. ALL covered employers are required to post this workplace poster which was
released by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Visit our Federal Complete Labor Law Compliance Poster page.