Federal Minimum Wage Poster from Personnel Concepts Reflects Increase Effective Today

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The federal minimum wage increase to $5.85 per hour, recently signed into law by President Bush, takes effect today. Any workplace participating in interstate commerce or grossing more than $500,000 in annual sales must post this new federal minimum wage information.

Labor law posters are intended to inform employees of their rights in the workplace, and are regularly revised by enforcing agencies to reflect recent law changes, court decisions and legal interpretations. The frequency of revisions has increased steadily over the past 15 years.

    Businesses located in states whose minimum wage exceeds the new federal minimum are obligated to post both the federal minimum wage poster, as well as their respective state wage notice.

Robert Leland III, Personnel Concepts' Director of Research, tracks labor law posting compliances, and addresses the confusion that sometimes results from provision changes. "Labor law posters are intended to inform employees of their rights in the workplace, and are regularly revised by enforcing agencies to reflect recent law changes, court decisions and legal interpretations. The frequency of revisions has increased steadily over the past 15 years."

"We try to make it easier and more cost efficient for business owners to keep up with changes," added Leland, "by announcing when new posters are available and offering our laminated Space Saver-1 All-On-One Labor Law Poster (SS1) as a compliance solution. We also provide a subscription service to automatically keep employers updated on all labor law postings and compliance issues. Businesses can always contact government agencies directly for posting information, but depending on the state in which they're located, they might have to call as many as six different agencies several times a year to check for updates."

Business Compliance

All businesses with employees on the payroll must comply with the new wage posting requirements. Some examples of the most common businesses affected include restaurants, medical offices, distribution and warehouse centers, and construction companies in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.

Information and Availability

The SS1 Poster, designed for any state in the U.S., is available now for $42.95. For businesses that already own an SS1 Poster, federal minimum wage panel updates are available separately.

For more information, call 1-800-333-3795, email info@personnelconcepts.com, or order online at http://www.direct2compliance.com.

Personnel Concepts, a leading provider of labor law compliance and human resource materials, monitors the activities of state and federal regulatory agencies on a daily basis. With researchers and legal personnel on staff, Personnel Concepts provides small businesses and the human resource departments of large companies updated and accurate labor law materials for posting, training and compliance purposes. For additional company information, go to http://www.personnelconcepts.com.

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