This post by Drinkwater Law Offices
By Bonnie Drinkwater, Esq. and Tracy McKenzie, Esq.
Under both federal and state employment laws, employers are required to post specific employment materials for employees in a conspicuous area (such as a break or lunch room) and in a language employees understand. When there are changes to existing employment laws or new laws are enacted, the mandatory posting requirements also change. Accordingly, employers must be aware of and comply with changes in the mandatory posting requirements.
There have been several recent amendments to both state and federal employment laws and mandatory posting requirements. Effective November 21, 2009, employers with fifteen or more employees must post the updated “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster which includes information regarding the new Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) prohibiting discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of genetic information.
In addition, following are several recent changes to state employment posting requirements: 1) Effective October 20, 2009, the Nevada Unemployment Insurance poster must include a new website address for filing an unemployment claim online; 2) The Nevada Minimum Wage poster was recently updated to reflect an amendment to exemptions that apply to retail or service workers and to reflect the recent increase in the state minimum wage.
We recommend that employers obtain the mandated employment posters from a provider that notifies employers of posting requirement changes and provides updated posters (e.g. www.postercompliance.com).