Labor Law Postings Visible to Onsite and Online Applicants
Original date: 2/28/22
Six federally mandated labor law posters employers are required to display, four must be visible to job applicants. These include: • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — Explains employee leave eligibility and benefits, as well as employer responsibilities • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) — Covers anti-discrimination provisions and legally protected characteristics • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) — Describes the rules around lie detector tests in employment (even if you don’t use them) • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) — Addresses re-employment after military leave, anti-discrimination provisions and health insurance issues. (While not specifically mandated, this poster is recommended because the law applies to applicants).
For online job applicants, the Department of Labor (DOL) recommends that you include a notice near the application form that states: “Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws,” and include links to the required posters.
Do not forget any local or state posters that also need to be available to onsite and online applicants during the interview process.
Published by Mathew W. Burr, MJ-LEL, MBA, MHRIR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPHR
Matthew Burr has over eleven years of experience working in the human resources field, starting his career as an Industrial Relations Intern at Kennedy Valve Manufacturing to most recently founding and managing a human resource consulting company; Burr Consulting, LLC. Prior to founding the consulting firm, the majority of his career was spent in manufacturing and healthcare. He specializes in labor and employment law, conflict resolution, performance management, labor and employment relations. Matthew has a generalist background in HR and provides strategic HR services to his clients, focusing on small and medium sized organizations. He is a retired Assistant Professor of Business Management from Elmira College, an Adjunct Professor at Alfred State University and Collin College. Matthew is also the SHRM Certification Exam Instructor at the college, his students currently have an 80% pass rate on the SHRM-SCP and 92.3% pass rate on the SHRM-CP. Matthew works as a trainer Tompkins Cortland Community College, Corning Community College, Broome Community College and Penn State University. He also acts as an On-Call Mediator and Fact-Finder through the Public Employment Relations Board in New York State, working with public sector employers and labor unions.
Matthew has publications at the Cornell HR Review, Business Insider, New York State Bar Association, Expert 360 (in Australia). In early 2017, he published his first book, “$74,000 in 24 Months: How I killed my student loans (and you can too!).”
Matthew has an associate's degree in business administration from Tompkins Cortland Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Elmira College, a master's degree from the University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations in Human Resources & Industrial Relations and a Master’s in Business Administration specializing in entrepreneurship from Syracuse University. He currently holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) and the Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications.
Matthew has been featured on CNN Money, Fast Company, Fits Small Business, Magnify Money, My Twin Tiers, Namely, Student Loan Hero, Smart Sheet and CEO Blog Nation.
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