In Wyoming, posters that outline the state and federal labor and employment laws need to be posted by the employers. They need to make sure that the posters are in a visible location within an area where all employees have access such as a break room, work room or any other place that the employees gather in or visit on a regular basis. Additionally, employers need to make sure that their Wyoming posters are current because labor and employment laws tend to frequently change (sometimes even yearly).
The information on the Wyoming posters must contain specific state and federal laws. The state laws that the states’ employers should post contain information about OSHA, workers’ compensation, discrimination, minimum wage and unemployment insurance. The federal laws that need to be posted are virtually the same for every state. They 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.
While the Wyoming posters are primarily meant to be of benefit to the states’ employees, they also serve an important purpose for the employers as well. First of all employees can use this information to learn about and understand their rights and responsibilities as outlined by the state and federal labor laws. The laws on the posters also often contain information about the protocol for filing complaints and grievances if there is a problem including which state or federal agencies to contact for more information. Employers can use the information to ensure that their company policies uphold the law and their employees’ rights. They can also use the posters as a quick reference if they ever have a specific question about one of the posted laws such as who is eligible for or exempt from the minimum wage laws.