On Oct. 20, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster (see bottom right corner of image below). It informs employees of their rights to be free from unlawful workplace harassment and discrimination under federal law. The “Know Your Rights” poster updates and replaces the previous “EEO is the Law” poster.
Employers with 15 or more employees are required to post the “Know your Rights” poster “in a conspicuous location in the workplace where notices to applicants and employees are customarily posted.”
This is one of six federal posters that your Alabama Retail Association prints in a single 38 x 25 format and provides to each member location as a benefit of membership.
The federal government requires most businesses to display these six posters where employees, and in some instances, job applicants can see them. Replace your outdated federal poster, or posters, with the 6-in-1 version enclosed with the February issue of Alabama Retailer magazine, which mailed Tuesday, Jan. 31. The revised 6-in-1 poster has a 2023 copyright date.
Digital ‘Know Your Rights’ Poster Available
The EEOC also encourages employers to post a digital version of the poster on your website to inform remote or hybrid workers of their rights.
You May Need Other Federal Posters
Those with business relationships with the federal government, who hire the disabled or are in the agriculture industry may have further poster requirements.
Keep State Poster Up
Your Alabama Retail Association provided 4-in-1 state poster (image below), mailed with the November 2022 issue of Alabama Retailer and dated 2022, remains valid and should be displayed in the same area(s) as the enclosed federal poster. The state poster, dated 2022, contains a July 1, 2022, change to the Alabama Child Labor Law.
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“I call or email the Alabama Retail Association whenever I have any questions about putting up posters or other documents in our office. They are so accommodating and get back to me so quickly.”
– KATIE SMITH, PLEASE REPLY, MOUNTAIN BROOK AND HUNTSVILLE