Effective January 1st, 2007 Florida will increase its minimum wage to $6.67. The Florida minimum wage poster is a mandatory poster and must be updated.. Be prepared for the new minimum wage increase and replace your posters today. With the new increase in effect, new labor law posters must be obtained and posted to reflect accurate wage information. The Complete Florida Labor Law Poster is now updated and compliant with the new rates along with other changes that have occurred to the poster. For companies with a majority of Spanish speaking workers, we also conveniently offer the poster in Spanish.
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Please let me know if you have any questions about the new changes or if you have questions on changes taking place in any other State for 2006/2007.
I am sure we are all familiar with the record breaking heat wave that has swept through the United States. The excessive heat can be quite draining on employees who are required to work outside, such as, agriculture and also construction. Many employers are taking precautions to ensure that employees remain healthy with the extreme heat throughout the day. A body temperature increasing to even 2 degrees above normal can result in major problems for the workers.
California in particular has been the first state to make heat illness prevention regulations a permanent part of the labor laws. There have always been guidelines to follow and precautions to take in the event of extreme heat, but it is now mandatory to follow certain protocol on both the federal and California state level.
California employees must be provided a shaded area for which they can rest and cool down during the day. Water must also be available at all times for any outdoor worker. One quart of water must be made available to each employee for their shift giving each employee approximately 2 gallons of water at their disposal throughout their shift. It is now mandatory that heat stress information be put in writing and displayed for the employees. The Heat Stress poster is currently available regarding precautions during extreme heat and tips on what to do if an employee becomes over-heated.
Since the heat wave has hit all states this year I am sure that many other employers will be implementing procedures to help alleviate any possible problems. Every year in the United States people are lost to heat related deaths. Since this most recent heat wave alone there have been over 100 fatalities. A fatal reaction to the excessive weather is the most drastic problem but over heating can cause employees to feel dizzy, disoriented, and faint. Recognizing these potential warning signs can help to reduce any more tragedies.
Although it has begun to cool off in some areas there is a constant need for employers to provide safety information for workers who are constantly exposed to the elements. Mandating earlier start times during hot months and giving ample shade for employees to cool off are just a few ways employers are working to maintain the health and safety of their workforce.
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With the 2007 year approaching, one of the most important things to double check is your 2007 California labor law posters and make sure you are in compliance. Laws and regulations change frequently and keeping up to date to make sure that your posters are current can be tedious. With all other dates to maintain with running a business, let LaborLawCenter.com take care of your 2007 California labor law posters. Purchase one today and be on your way to compliance for the 2007 year.
Monthly, quarterly, and annually are very familiar terms to the business world and especially to the individuals that maintain more of the financial aspect to a business. Monthly payrolls are due, quarterly taxes are due, and annual filings are due. Very common to Owners, Human Resources Director, or any personnel handling compliance issues are the 2007 California labor law posters. Year to year legislation is always proposed that will affect the labor laws of California while month to month, minor revisions to the existing regulations are also made that affect the labor laws of our state. Regardless of whether it’s a revision or a law that actually went into effect, labor law posters are revised to reflect its current year operating year. Currently speaking, the new 2007 California labor law posters are in effect and readily available to be posted. Previous years posting may not reflect the new information that is contained on the 2007 California labor law posters.
Staying in compliance and by their designated deadlines is a very important aspect to running a business. The term compliance to a business may mean many things. Compliance deadlines to file certain tax dues, reporting, recordkeeping, and of course labor law posters are only a few to name. Needless to say, any requirement that has a deadline normally comes with a penalty or fine when the date has passed. In discussing about the California labor law posters specifically, the fines or penalties may result from an audit or in some cases, employees’ disputes. While other compliance objectives may be a little more difficult to obtain, the 2007 California labor law posters can be obtained by a click of a button.
With the weather across the United States going a bit haywire I thought I would take a moment to discuss the need for safety for those of us who may work outside of the office. Heat as well as cold can affect the body and may cause your work to suffer.
Heat Stress and Cold Stress posters should be made available for employees who work mainly in the field. The posters can help to describe what to do if one is overheated as well as give tips on how to stay acclimated while working. As always it is imperative to provide your employees with emergency contact information in the event of a problem.
Although I never realized we have many employees who do not have access to air conditioners in this new found heat wave we have rolling through the United States but they also do not have access to heaters when the weather has begun to cool down excessively.
As we are all consumed with the excessive heat that has touched nearly all 50 states it is important to make available information in case of emergency. Many cities have begun to set up “cooling down” spots throughout their communities to help assist with the dramatic weather change.
I would hope that all employees who work in the field to try to be safe and stay hydrated. Personally I would do my best to keep the employees as well informed on the effects of weather in their daily routine as I possibly could. This should hopefully decrease any emergency situations.
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Free California Labor Law Posters are available for businesses operating in the state of California. Actually, what I found was that the labor law posters are available for any state for that matter but it’s broken down to individual 8 ½” x 11” notices. What that means is that for the some states, you would probably have 10 or more notices on the wall and still be in need of labor law posters to be in full compliance when factoring in the Federal posting requirements and OSHA. What you may find is that although the free California labor law posters and the free Federal labor law posters are provided at no cost from the State of California, there are many other aspects to posting the notice that you may want to consider. Employment law changes on an annual basis or minor changes occur from month to month that may affect the content on the California labor law posters. One of the easiest way to be out of compliance and possibly cited during an inspection is by simply posting previous version of the notice. The goal of requiring businesses to post the California labor law posters is to inform employees of the rights and laws afforded to them as an employee. Misinforming employees and providing employees with information that is inaccurate can easily be turned against a business during a dispute. Obtaining the free California labor law posters is easy but the maintenance or continual compliance with the law can be quite a task.
One method a business may consider when deciding on how to keep in compliance is by subscribing to a service. LaborLawCenter, Inc. has taken on the time consuming task of gathering all the mandatory free California labor law posters and free Federal labor law posters and combining them onto one large laminated poster calling it the Complete California labor law poster. From small businesses to large businesses to even businesses with many locations in the state of California or located nationwide, the complete California labor law poster is the most convenient method to stay in compliance. The simplicity behind the Complete California labor law poster is that it takes the research time out of gathering the free California labor law posters; it provides the poster laminated for durability, and professionally designed and in color giving it the professional look in an office environment.
Pointing out the efficiency and time saving aspects of the complete California labor law poster is actually not enough to highlight the item. Keep in mind that posting the free California labor law posters was not the only compliance requirement enforced. The need to also update and post the most current notice is a factor that most businesses are unaware of when deciding between the free California labor law posters or the Complete California labor law posters. There are a few types of services offered to get a company in compliance and keep them continually compliant. One is either through a communication piece that is either mailed through the mail or emailed. The second is actually an update service that you would pay for to receive the updated California labor law posters. The difference is that the communication is actually a notice that will inform you that the California labor law posters have changed therefore requiring you to update your labor law posters to be in compliance. The second is the labor law poster update service or some would call it the labor law poster compliance protection plan. The labor law poster compliance protection plan will require a higher cost initially but the advantage to that is that the original amount paid will be the only amount paid for the term protection plan. Any future updates to the labor law posters will not require that you repurchase a poster or pay for the shipping/handling cost.
In summary, either the Free California labor law posters or the Complete California labor law poster will keep you in compliance. The clear advantage would be to simply have one poster to post and then also the security of being informed/updated when the California labor law posters are revised. Or if you have the update service/protection plan, knowing new posters are on the way.