DOL poster updates

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently changed two mandatory postings: the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) posting and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) posting, both effective as of August 1, 2016. To comply with relevant legislation and in order to avoid any potential fines, all FLSA and EPPA posters should be replaced with the updated versions.
According to certain statues and regulations, enforced by agencies within in the DOL, employers are required to post notices and posters in the workplace. As posting requirements vary, not all employers are covered by said statues and regulations; however, as these changes are of relevance for every U.S. employer with at least one paid employee, the impact of the recent updates is widespread.
But what are these changes about? What makes the new posters different from the old ones?
The FLSA poster has been updated to include information about breaks for nursing mothers, classifying independent contractors and changes due to the Civil Penalties Inflation Act. The changes to this poster are not related to the new FSLA overtime rules as these changes did not require any posters to be updated.
On the EPPA poster the specific reference to the penalty amount for not posting has been removed and it now broadly states that the Secretary of Labor can asses penalties against employers violating the EPPA.

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