Dealers should make sure federal workplace posters are current
Dealers should make sure that the workplace posters required by the Department of Labor (DOL) are current, as three of them were recently changed. The revised posters cover these laws:
« Family and Medical Leave Act. The revised poster simplifies the explanation of employeesê rights to encourage employees to report misclassification.
« Employee Polygraph Protection Act. Some technical changes have been made to make it easier for employees to report grievances to the DOL.
« Fair Labor Standards Act. Because of DOL regulatory changes earlier this year, the FLSA poster has been changed to explain nursing mothersê rights; explain the difference between employees and independent contractors, and make other technical changes.
All posters can be downloaded for free by clicking here.
Dealers who treat particular workers as independent contractors, such as occasional drivers and piece workers, should check with legal counsel to make sure that classification is correct. DOL, the Internal Revenue Service and the National Labor Relations Board are all pursuing misclassification as a violation.
Thanks to Michael Charapp of Charapp & Weiss, LLP, for providing this information.Download Bulletin PDF