The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated their mandatory posters, which notify employees of their rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA), to no longer list the civil monetary penalties that may be assessed for violations of the aforementioned Acts. Additionally, the FLSA poster has also been updated to list material regarding the rights of nursing mothers under the FLSA, which includes information regarding lactation breaks. The revised posters should be posted, effective August 1, 2016. Employers should review their employment law postings and ensure that their postings reflect the information above. Copies of the revised FLSA and EPPA posters may be downloaded directly from the DOL’s website.
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