As dental practice owners, it is essential to stay up-to-date with the latest labor laws and regulations to ensure a safe and informed workplace for your employees. Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor has issued two revised posters that must be displayed in dental offices across the country. In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of these updates and how you can take the necessary steps to comply with the law.
The PUMP Act and Fair Labor Standards Act Minimum Wage Poster
The federal PUMP Act, signed into law last December and now in effect, provides additional rights to parents who must express breast milk in the workplace. This new legislation impacts employers who are not covered by California’s more expansive protections. As a result, dental practices must display an updated version of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Minimum Wage poster.
This revised poster contains a new section titled “Nursing Mothers,” detailing the rights and protections afforded to employees under the PUMP Act. To ensure compliance, dental employers should promptly download and display the updated FLSA Minimum Wage poster, which is also available in Spanish. For easy access, you can find the poster at the following link: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Minimum Wage Poster.
Employee Polygraph Protection Act Poster
The Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) is designed to protect the rights of employees by prohibiting most private employers, including dental practices, from using lie detector tests for pre-employment screening or during employment. To inform employees about their rights under the EPPA, the U.S. Department of Labor has released an updated version of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act poster.
To comply with the law, dental employers must display this revised poster in a conspicuous place where it is easily visible to both employees and applicants. The updated poster is available in both English and Spanish. Make sure to download the updated version at: Updated Employee Polygraph Protection Act Poster.
Complimentary Required Poster Set CDA
It is important to note that neither of the updated posters is included in the complimentary Required Poster Set CDA, which was mailed in April to confirmed practice owners as a benefit of membership. Therefore, all dental practices need to take proactive steps to download, print, and display the updated posters in their workplace.
Staying compliant with labor laws is not only a legal obligation but also a vital aspect of creating a positive and informed work environment for your dental practice. By displaying the revised labor law posters for lactation accommodation and Employee Polygraph Protection Act, you demonstrate your commitment to employee rights and well-being.
As responsible dental employers, it is our duty to keep our teams informed about their rights and protections in the workplace. By utilizing the provided links to download and display the updated posters, you take a significant step towards ensuring a compliant and supportive environment for your valued employees. Let us all work together to build a workplace where employee rights are respected and upheld.
(Note: The links provided above will direct you to the official U.S. Department of Labor website for the respective posters.)