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Perhaps your congregation's office has recently received a stark official-looking letter warning of huge impending fines unless all required employment posters are prominently displayed in your workplace. The letter also offers a way to avoid the fines - by purchasing glossy laminated posters and/or a poster service from their company. The letter only looked like government correspondence.
Some poster companies go as far as sending salespeople posing as government representatives to the office asking to see posted employment posters, then giving dire warnings about fines and lawsuits before conveniently offering you their solution - for a price.
There are legitimate labor law service providers who do not engage in these underhanded tactics. It is also true that all posters needed by congregations are available FREE (courtesy of your tax dollars) from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Indiana Department of Labor. The poster pictured above was downloaded free from the U.S. Department of Labor website.
Most congregations are required to display very few of these posters, and government websites provide free downloads for all of them. The U.S. Dept. of Labor will even send you email updates so you can always be current on posters. Many states, including Indiana, offer these email updates as well.
Click these links to go to the poster web pages at the Federal Department of Labor and Indiana Department of Labor. Many congregations with few employees will need to post only the U.S. Workplace Safety and EEOC publications, and the Indiana IOSHA and Minimum Wage notices. If you are unsure about what publications you need to post, just contact the agency.
And if you decide to purchase a poster service, below are steps for choosing a labor law poster provider, from the Jacksonville Business Journal: