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New Federal Workplace Poster Requirements For Minimum Wage and Polygraph Protections, Effective August 1, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has revised the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Minimum Wage poster and the Employee Polygraph Protections Act (EPPA) poster.

Starting August 1, 2016, U.S. employers must post these revised versions:

1. FLSA Minimum Wage Poster (FMW): In addition to simpler language throughout, this version includes:

  • Nursing Mothers Section:  This passage describes the FLSA’s requirement to provide reasonable break times and locations for nursing mothers to express breast milk;
  • Enforcement Language Expanded: This poster no longer carries previous mention of limits to civil penalties for federal wage and hour violations and;
  • Independent Contractors Section: This portion directs employers to correctly classify independent contractors and employees.

2. Employee Polygraph Protection Act Poster: This version deletes the $100,000 civil penalty limit for an EPPA violation and updates the DOL’s contact information.

Employers may purchase these posters and other required state and federal notices from the California Chamber of Commerce or another qualified vendor.

For more information, please contact one of our attorneys, Timothy Bowles, Cindy Bamforth or Helena Kobrin.

Cindy Bamforth
August 5, 2016