Think that workplace posting updates occur only once a year? It’s a common misconception, but one that can create a dangerous gap in your posting compliance. Labor law posting requirements change frequently and randomly, which means you may need to address updates more than annually.
Shedding Light on the Issue of Frequency
The perception that once-a-year posting “maintenance” is sufficient is simply not true. Although we’ve experienced fewer federal-level posting changes in recent years, the pace of change has been brisk at state and local levels. On average, there are 150 state posting changes a year — and at least half of these require an immediate poster update or replacement. Local changes occur even more frequently.
Beyond the frequency of changes, it’s important to recognize that posting compliance doesn’t follow a set calendar. Federal, state, city and county agencies can pass, amend or repeal posting-related regulations at any time throughout the year, often without notifying businesses.
Here’s a typical scenario: You conduct business is in a state where the state minimum wage rate increases once a year (typically January), so you update your posters then. However, if you ONLY update your posters for the minimum wage change, you could fall out of compliance with other changes, such as unemployment insurance, fair employment, and family/medical leave benefits.
The laws affecting postings are revised all the time, and they don’t necessarily follow a first-of-the-year release.
Trust the Experts for Year-Long Compliance with Mandatory Changes
With a service such as Poster Guard® Compliance Protection, you can be certain you’re up to date with all required federal, state and local labor law postings. You’ll receive automatic replacement posters, no matter how many times (or when) changes occur in a year. Backed by an expert legal team, you’re assured of 365 days of hassle-free labor law posting compliance – 100% guaranteed.