Along with any decorative prints or motivational signs that might adorn the walls in the employees-only areas of your practice, posters about up to a dozen laws must be on display.
State and federal agencies provide the required posters about these laws free of charge:
- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990;
- Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA);
- Equal Employment Opportunity Act;
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA);
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA);
- Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA);
- Texas Unemployment Compensation Act and Texas Payday Law (combined);
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration laws;
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act;
- Workers’ compensation (Texas does not require an employer to have workers’ compensation coverage; however, you must inform your employees whether or not you carry it);
- Employer’s notice of ombudsman program (if you participate in the workers’ compensation system); and
- Earned income tax credit (a poster is the most efficient way to achieve this required notification, but you have other options).
You must post the EPPA, FLSA, FMLA, and MSPA notices only if your practice is covered under the particular act. The U.S.Department of Labor has a query tool to help you determine which federally required posters apply to you. The easiest way to get access to all these posters is through the Texas WorkforceCommission website.
Note:While TMA has endeavored to provide a complete list, other requirements may apply to you. Contact private legal counsel to discuss the full range of required postings, as well as any policies or questions you might need to address.
Source: You’ve Got Questions? We Have Answers: ACollection of FAQs From the TMA Knowledge Center
Published Jan. 27, 2016
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