The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently published two updated workplace posters: Federal Minimum Wage poster, and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) poster. (Note: Federal, state or local governments are exempt from the EPPA so no poster is required for these employers)

The posters have been visually redesigned and includes a QR Code, which when scanned takes the user to the DOL’s Wage & Hour Division pages for “Wages and the Fair Labor Standards Act” and the EPPA.

The updated posters are dated 07/16 and went in effect on August 1, 2016. This means that employers must have these posters up now!

Action steps:

  1. Print out the new poster in color (note: it requires letter size paper) and place over the existing federal minimum wage and EPPA posters in the workplace.
  2. Update the electronic copies of the posters on your intranet site for employees (if applicable).
  3. Update the electronic copies of the EPPA poster on your on-line application site. Remember, the EPPA poster must be visible to your applicants (29 C.F.R. 801.6)