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Employers Must Update Two Federal Employment Law Posters

September 1, 2016

With little notice, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) revised two federal employment law posters – the Federal Minimum Wage poster and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act poster.  As a result, employers must immediately ensure that the new posters are properly displayed.

There are two notable changes to the federal minimal wage poster.  The federal minimum wage, itself, did not change.  However, information on the rights of nursing mothers to receive breaks for expressing breast milk was added, and text regarding child labor was removed.

As for the Employee Polygraph Protection Act poster, minor changes included an updated toll-free phone number along with the addition of a TTY phone number for the hearing impaired.

Civil penalty limits were removed from both posters.

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