Public Sector Employers – Watch those Posters

by Employers Council Staff

Compliance and Risk Management,  Hot Topics,  Public Employers

All employers must post information about laws protecting employees in the workplace. The laws that apply to the public sector are not the same as those that apply to the private and non-profit sectors. All-in-one posters, like those that Employers Council offers, tend to have information that does not apply to the public sector. For example, the federal poster includes information about OSHA and the Polygraph Protection Act that do not apply to governmental entities.

State posters may also have information not applying to the public sector. For example, the Colorado all-in-one poster has the Colorado Overtime & Minimum Pay Standards (COMPS) Order on the poster, but only the minimum wage applies to public employers. Additionally, a notice of paydays is also not required for public sector employers, although it may be a good place to inform employees of paydays.

Public sector members who purchase posters from Employers Council are provided stickers for the sections that do not apply to them. Please contact us if you would like to receive these.

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