I found that the list of Connecticut (CT) Posting Requirements for Employers if very comprehensive. Not all labor laws apply to all businesses. Therefore, only those labor laws that are applicable to a particular business need to be posted on the employer’s labor law poster.
Connecticut (CT) Posting Requirements for Employers in all businesses include the following: Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, Minimum Wage and Overtime, Discrimination, Smoking in Designated Areas Only, and Smoking Permitted. I found that many employers are not even aware that they need to post the most current information on these labor laws.
Additionally, there are labor laws that apply to some Connecticut (CT) Posting Requirements for Employers. For example, the Safety and Health Protection on the Job only needs to be posted for state and local government agencies. Electronic Monitoring information only needs to be used in businesses that use any type of electronic monitoring. The Sexual Harassment information only applies to businesses of 3 or more employees. Finally, information bout Managed Care law is required for all employers with managed care healthcare programs.
Employers are responsible for insuring that the labor law posters are current. Changes to labor laws are made frequently – sometimes as much as once a year. If an employer forgets to update the poster or if he or she is not on top of the most current labor law news, then he or she could be subjected to a fine.
The labor law poster must also be placed in a highly visible space that all employees have access to. The reason that the posters and their access is so important is because the poster offers information to employees about their rights. Sometimes, I have found that the only way an employee is aware of his or her labor rights is through the use of the poster.
The labor law posters also have information about how to get in touch with state agencies. Therefore, if an employee believes that his or her rights have been violated, he can quickly obtain all necessary contact information from the poster and get in touch with the necessary governing bodies.
Connecticut is really taking care of its employees and it is important for employers to note these changes! As of January 1, 2007 the minimum wage in Connecticut will increase from the recently raised $7.40 per hour to $7.65 per hour. Connecticut (CT) employer laws say that no employee can be paid less than this wage unless they are exempt. Exempt employees include those who work in an industry where they receive tips or even a salaried position. Other exemptions do exist so it is imperative that employers be familiar with these.
Connecticut (CT) employer laws also say with regard to wages that employees who work over 40 hours per week must be paid overtime. Overtime pay is equal to one and one half times the employee’s regular hourly rate, even if it is above the minimum wage.
Connecticut (CT) employee laws are set into place to protect the employee and the employer; however there are times when these laws also protect the education of the students in Connecticut. When minors are employed, employers must take special care to ensure that they are following the labor laws in the state. These labor laws place special restrictions on the number of hours and the days and times in which work can be preformed. There are even restrictions on what kinds of jobs that minors can do, so it is very important to be sure that as an employer, you are not violating any of these laws.
Discrimination, unfortunately, is a problem that employees have to deal with from time to time. Connecticut (CT) employer laws make it illegal to discriminate based on things like sexual preference, race, religion, and even things like tobacco usage! It is up to the employer to be sure that the employees are aware of their rights in the workplace by posting these labor laws where they are easily in view.
Connecticut labor laws cover a variety of important subjects. While you may already be familiar with some of these rules if you live or work in the state, I thought it might be helpful to give an overview of some of these regulations.
General Employment Regulations: The state of Connecticut provides a large number of regulations to generally benefit workers in the state. These include laws regulating work hours of minors, many safety and health regulations, drug testing rules, and a family and medical leave act.
Meals and Breaks: There is a law in the state of Connecticut mandating a 30 minute unpaid meal period for employees who have worked more than seven and a half hours consecutively in a given day.
Overtime: Connecticut is one of a number of states that has a regulation of overtime pay at the state level. Many employees working over 40 hours per week must be paid at one and a half times their normal pay rate.
Personnel Files: Employees in this state are given certain guarantees under state law permitting them access to medical and personnel records maintained by an employer.
Wage Laws: State law requires that many employees be paid weekly in Connecticut. Other wage law provisions govern the payment of employees who have been terminated and the settlement of wage payment disputes.
Organized Labor Laws: Connecticut has a variety of laws regulating organized labor, including the employee right to unionize, regulations regarding certain aspects of strikes, and laws regulating union operations.
Other Laws: Like many states, Connecticut has state labor laws regulating employment agencies, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, as well as arbitration and mediation.
This is only a brief summary of the various labor laws that are in effect in Connecticut. For a more complete listing of labor laws at both the Federal and state level, please refer to the Connecticut Complete Labor Law Poster.
In Connecticut on January 1, 2006 the new minimum wage was raised to $7.40 per hour. This is only the first step in a two step increase in which the minimum wage in Connecticut will go up to $7.65 per hour on January 1, 2007. This was an increase that was signed in by the governor during the year 2005 after it had passed through the state legislature. This is quite a difference from the current national minimum wage requirement of $5.15 per hour. This makes Connecticut the state with the second highest minimum wage amount in the country. This is all enacted by the Connecticut Labor Law Board. This increase is going to be a huge benefit to both you and me. This does not change the overtime rule that is in effect either. You will still receive one and one half times your pay for anything that is over 40 hours.
The Connecticut Labor Law Board is also responsible for our safety in the workplace. They are responsible for making sure that all workplaces are kept hazard free as well as safe places to work in. They provide for rules and regulations to make your work experience one you will be safe at as well as healthy. It is the job of the Connecticut Labor Law Board to make sure that all workplace safety rules are followed by everyone that is involved.
The Connecticut Labor Law Board is also responsible for making sure that you are taken care of as far as fair labor laws are concerned. They will enforce and inform on all laws in regards to all aspects of labor laws. They do this no matter what age you are. However if you are a minor they have stricter laws and regulations that they must enforce.