Category: Labor Law Posters

Texas Child Labor Law Poster Update

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The Safety Services Company Texas Child Labor Law Poster was updated on July 18, 2014 to include an update to the 2013 version that adds two more prohibited occupations for 14- and 15-year-olds.

15)   Youth peddling activities

16)   Catching and cooping of poultry in preparation for transport or for market

This change is to the content of the second subhead at the top of the second column.

Safety Services Company offers an annual update service, providing new posters when changes occur in the required postings, at no additional cost. All posters ordered after July 18, 2014 are updated to reflect the change.

Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Poster Update

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Fed-EEO-header-8.20.14-JAThe federal labor law poster’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) posting has been updated to include sexual orientation and gender identity on the list of discrimination protections for employers with a federal government contract or subcontract.

This EEO posting revision follows President Obama’s signing of Executive Order 11478. It affects businesses, government agencies, or organizations with a qualifying federal contract, subcontract, or federally assisted construction contract.

The change is to the middle section of the “Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law” poster, where the first paragraph is changed from “…sex or national origin,…” to “…sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin…”

Safety Services Company offers an annual update service, providing new posters when changes occur in the required postings, at no additional cost. Any posters ordered after July 29, 2014 includes the update.

Minnesota Minimum Wage Poster Updates

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The Minnesota Minimum Wage Rates poster was updated to reflect August 1, 2014 changes to the minimum wage.

The rate changes include:

  • Raising the minimum wage required of large employers from $6.15 to $8 per hour
  • Raising the minimum wage required of small employers from $5.25 to $6.50 per hour
  • A training wage increase from $4.90 to $6.50 per hour
  • A youth wage of $6.50 for employees younger than 18, not covered under federal law
  • A J-1 visa wage of $7.25 for appropriate hospitality employees

These rates will increase again on August 1, 2015 and August 1, 2016 before they are tied to inflation beginning January 1, 2018.

Also, the amount of sales that separate a large employer from a small employer was decreased from $625,000 to $500,000. The description of employee rights is also abbreviated, and the Parental Leave language is no longer included in the posting.

To check if your Minnesota Labor Law Poster is up to date, find your “Minimum Wage Rates” posting and look for the revision date in the bottom-right corner. It should say: (August 2014).

Safety Services Company offers an annual update service, providing new posters when changes occur in the required postings, at no additional cost. All posters ordered after August, 14, 2014 are updated to reflect the above changes.

Michigan Minimum Wage Poster Updates

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The Michigan Minimum Wage increase on September 1, 2014, the first Michigan minimum wage increase since 2009, brings an update to a posting required of all employers.

The Workforce Opportunity Wage Act, Public Act 138 of 2014, caused several changes to the MIOSHA Required Poster, “General Requirements – Minimum Wage and Overtime”

The most consequential change was updating the minimum hourly wage from $7.40 to $8.15 ($2.65 to $3.10 for tipped employees). This is the first of four scheduled increases culminating in a $9.25 minimum wage on January 1, 2018.

Other changes include the name of the program, an additional paragraph concerning how the tipped employee minimum hourly rate will be applied, the name of the act passed, and a new toll-free number at the bottom of the posting.

To check if your Michigan Labor Law Poster is up to date, find the MIOSHA Required Poster concerning minimum wage and overtime and check the very bottom for the revision date, which should say “(Revised • 6/2014)”.

Safety Services Company offers an annual update service, providing new posters when changes occur in the required postings, at no additional cost. Any posters ordered on August 6, 2014 will already be updated.