As a conscientious employer, you’re probably already aware of the federal, state and local postings you must display to maintain compliance. But did you know that certain businesses, like federal contractors, have industry-specific posting requirements that go beyond these core postings? That’s right, just when you think you have a handle on the posting “must-haves,” there’s another aspect to manage. Let’s take a closer look at how these industry-specific postings may impact your business.
Identifying if You’re a Federal Contractor
First things first: Is your company a federal contractor? If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may be required to post additional federal contractor labor law posters:
- Does your business provide goods or services to the federal government?
- Is your business required to use E-Verify?
- Did your business receive federal funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009?
- Does your business work on federally financed construction projects?
Your specific obligations will depend on the type of contracts and the government agencies you contract with. In some cases, the dollar amount of the contract also may dictate posting requirements. The 14 most common postings for federal contractors are:
- Paid Sick Leave
- Minimum Wage
- “EEO Is the Law” Supplement
- Pay Transparency Statement
- DOD Fraud Hotline
- DOD Whistleblower
- NLRA (Required by EO 13496)
- E-Verify/Right to Work
- Walsh-Healey Public/Service Contracts
- ARRA Whistleblower Rights
- DHS Fraud Hotline
- Notice to Workers with Disabilities
- Davis-Bacon Act
- DOT Federal Highway Construction
It’s important to note that federal contractor posters tend to change more frequently than federal and state postings. These changes may include the development of new posters and/or mandatory updates to current posters.
Already this year, three mandatory changes have gone into effect for federal contractors, including an updated NLRA poster effective June 2019.
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If you’ve determined you’re a federal contractor – and are concerned about a potential gap in your posting coverage – rest assured an expert solution is available. Poster Guard® Compliance Protection for Federal Contractors is a convenient service that provides all the necessary postings for immediate compliance, along with one year of legal monitoring and automatic replacements for continued compliance. It’s the easiest, most cost-effective way to satisfy the latest federal contractor posting requirements while keeping employees informed of their rights. Just as valuable, this attorney-developed service helps protect your business from steep fines and penalties, including suspension or cancellation of federal contracts.