As you probably already know, Wyoming law states that all employers must post Wyoming Department of Labor posters in an area that is visible and accessible to employees so that they can be informed of their labor law rights. These Wyoming Department of Labor posters include individual state and federal labor law notices that are mandated by the State of Wyoming.
The state posters address OSHA, Workers’ Compensation, Discrimination, Minimum Wage, and Unemployment Insurance, while the federal posters explain Equal Opportunity Employment, Federal Minimum Wage, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and OSHA’s Job Safety and Health Protection Act. Oh, and there’s a new one added as well—the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
Before I elaborate on this new addition I did want to mention that Wyoming Department of Labor posters are changed frequently. And it’s the law to have a current one posted. Regardless, it’s probably a good idea for both employers and employees to have the most current labor laws at hand.
Okay, so back to the new addition on the Wyoming Department of Labor posters. The federal USERRA poster has been added, which veterans—or anyone who employs veterans for that matter—will find particularly interesting. This poster helps vets understand employee eligibility and job entitlements, employer obligations, benefits, and remedies under the Act. The law itself is intended to encourage non-career uniformed service so America can benefit from the protection of those people. Basically, it allows our country to be served by qualified people while also allowing public and private businesses the opportunity to depend on those same individuals.
Anyway, just wanted to make sure you were aware of that change to the Wyoming Department of Labor posters. I’ll be sure to keep you updated if I hear of anything else.