Weekly HR – Workplace Posters
Required Workplace Posters for Cities – For Free
Kentucky statutes and federal regulations enforced by agencies within the Department of Labor require that certain posters or notices be posted in a conspicuous area in the workplace. Posting requirements vary by statute; that is, not all employers are covered by each of the Department of Labor's federal or state statutes and thus may not be required to post a specific notice.
However, for those posters and notices that cities must post, there is no need for cities to purchase from companies, as cities can find all the required posters at no cost on the following websites:
1)The Kentucky Labor Cabinet website: http://labor.ky.gov/dows/doesam/Pages/Divisions-of-Employment-Standards-Apprenticeship-and-Mediation.aspx
2)The US Department of Labor website also provides assistance for employers in deciding which federal posters are required as well as providing those posters for free: http://www.dol.gov/elaws/posters.htm
KLC strives to notify cities of new poster requirements and changes as they occur; however, all city employers should check the above links and the federal and state Department of Labor websites frequently as the statutory laws and federal regulations can change. Failure to comply with the posting requirements can result in fines of up to $7,500 per inspection.
For questions on wage and hour issues or other personnel matters, contact Andrea Shindlebower Main, KLC personnel services specialist.