Employee Rights have been around for decades since it was first passed, but until recently, the government hasn’t done any great leaps to ensure that these rights are taken care of.
Enter the National Labor Relations Board and their project to mandate every single private establishment in America with the public safety posters concerning these basic rights and warnings each employer and employee has to know. Through the recent passing of the bill last August, the US Department of Labor hopes that these basic rights are guaranteed to every worker in America.
The Labor Law posters contain regulation needs of the employee. This is made for each employee for them to have an idea of the benefits they deserve. This includes minimum wage regulations. Under the Labor Law, employees are required to have an accurate and detailed description of the wages, benefits, insurance, hours ,and conditions under which they will be working. These are but just some of the many facts that workers need to know, and the federal labor law Posters make knowledge even more accessible for everyone.
The NLRB suggests that these posters be put up in a visible place, so anyone can see it. This will also include off-site locations and work stations. Of course, some states have a high Hispanic population, and the US DOL ensured that these posters have the option to be bilingual. However, they didn’t have a statute requiring companies to post bilingual posters. The decision is entirely up to the companies themselves.
The objective of this law is to give employees easy and direct access to their rights and the strict general rules of labor of the country. It reinforces the roles of people in the workplace. Without this, workplaces have the growing tendency to become quite unruly as there is no organization. Oftentimes, even employers have no clue as to what the basic labor laws are. Wages, for example, are not given according to the law. Employees often do not receive the equivalent wage for the hours that they worked. This could easily result to confrontation and even more trouble for the company.
Through the implementation of these safety posters, the US DOL hopes to create a huge advancement in Labor Law knowledge and equality in the workplace. They expect that even small to medium enterprise owners comply with these laws and give their own workers the settlement as allowed by the law.