Retail employers should take note that the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) updated its mandatory posters notifying employees of their rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (“EPPA”). The FLSA and EPPA posters no longer identify the civil monetary penalties that may be assessed for violations. The FLSA poster also provides information regarding the rights of nursing mothers under the FLSA. Employers are required to post the revised mandatory posters as of August 1, 2016, and may download the revised posters from the DOL’s website.
Employers should review their workplace employment law postings to ensure those displayed are up-to-date and in compliance with all applicable laws.
Employers should also be reminded of their responsibilities under the FLSA, including their responsibilities to nursing mother employees who are subject to the FLSA’s overtime requirements. Those nursing mothers are entitled to reasonable break time to express breast milk for one year after the child’s birth and a private place, other than a bathroom, to do so.