The labor and employment law information found on the Washington posters must be posted in the states’ workplaces. This is the responsibility of the employers in Washington. They need to make sure that the posters contain the required state and federal laws. The state laws include those with information on unemployment insurance, the Employee Rights for Non-Agriculture Workers, the Employee Rights of Agriculture Workers, the Washington FMLA, the Injury on the Job Notice, discrimination, OSHA and minimum wage. The federal laws that Washington employers need to post are USERRA – Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law, Federal Minimum Wage, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and OSHA – Job Safety and Health Protection.
Additionally, employers need to make sure that their Washington posters are current. This is especially important because labor laws can change as frequently as once a year. Furthermore, employers need to ensure that all employees have access to this information by posting it in a visible spot within a location where all employees have access such as a break room, work room or any other place where employees tend to visit or gather on a regular basis.
The information on the Washington posters is primarily meant to benefit the employees, but it does serve the employers as well. The employees can use the posters as a source to help them learn about and understand their rights and responsibilities within the workplace as granted by state and federal laws. The laws on the posters also often contain information about the complaint process and which state and federal agencies they would need to contact if there is a problem. The employers can use the Washington posters to help them make sure their company policies are lawful as well as use it as a reference when questions arise about the specifics of the laws.