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You Just Learned Your Business Will Be Audited – Are You Confident Your Labor Law Postings Are Complete and Current?

In this time of heightened government enforcement and growing employment lawsuits, anything short of total labor law compliance is risky.

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Are You a Joint Employer? Be Aware of Shared Posting Compliance Requirements

Every U.S. employer is responsible for displaying certain mandatory labor law postings. Meet that responsibility and you’re in the clear, right? Not so fast. What if you outsource HR functions or payroll to another company, or lease workers from a temp or staffing agency? Alternatively, what if your...

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Neglecting Workplace Posting Requirements Carries Serious (and Costly) Risks

Are you taking unnecessary risks with mandatory workplace postings? If you’re downplaying the importance of labor law posting compliance – or ignoring the requirements altogether – you could face significant financial and legal complications. Not only have the penalties for violating labor laws increased for 2020, but the threat of litigation is ever-present if you cut corners.

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A Common (but Costly) Misconception: Thinking Labor Law Postings Are Optional

While it’s not unusual for small business owners to downplay the importance of labor law posting compliance, this shortsighted thinking could come back to haunt them.

Failure to display complete and current workplace postings can deliver a one-two punch: government fines (which can add up fast) and potential employee lawsuits (which could devastate a small business). Let’s consider how these two very real factors could get you in trouble – and how to better protect your business.

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The Pitfalls of Poor Workplace Poster Compliance and Employee Lawsuits

Labor law posters are designed to inform workers of their rights, but if an employer doesn’t display current postings, does it really matter?

If a lawsuit is filed, it can matter a lot. Money damages can be inflated, and the statute of limitations can be extended if a court decides an employee wasn’t properly informed of his or her rights. And that’s in addition to any fines related to displaying outdated posters or none at all.

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