U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Policy
Press Release: On-Line Assistant Will Help Businesses Display
Correct Employment Posters For Workers [09/19/2000]
more information call: (202) 693-4650
the click of a mouse, employers can easily determine which employment
posters they are required to display for their workers, thanks
to a new tool on the U.S. Department of Labor's Web site. Employers
can print the required posters at no cost, directly from the Web
site's interactive elaws - Employment Laws Assistance for Workers
and Small Businesses.
new elaws Poster Advisor allows employers to verify if they are
displaying the correct posters and to download posters at no cost,"
Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman said. "This should be especially
helpful for small companies."
laws administered by the Labor Department require employers to
display official posters where employees can easily read them.
Because poster requirements vary, the elaws Poster Advisor asks
a series of questions and after evaluating the responses, provides
the employer with a list of required posters.
elaws Web site includes a series of interactive Advisors. Designed
as part of the National Partnership for Reinventing Government's
plain language initiative, the Advisors are written in a simple
and direct format intended to increase employees' and employers'
awareness of workplace laws, rights and responsibilities. Advisors
mimic the interaction an individual might have with a DOL representative
by asking questions, providing information and directing the individual
to the appropriate resolution.
25 elaws Advisors are available on-line and represent
regulations from the Employment Standards Administration, Mine
Safety and Health Administration, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration and
Veterans' Employment and Training Service. The Advisors can be
accessed from www.dol.gov/elaws.