Both the Federal Government and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts require employers to post notices concerning employees’ rights. Employers must post these notices in conspicuous places, where employees are likely to see them. Failure to post these notices could result in fines, and/or the employer might lose the right to raise certain defenses if an employee brings legal action.
The Federal Government has issued a new poster specifically on “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” (EEO) (www.dol.gov/general/topics/posters) which needs to be posted by all Employers.
In addition, Employers need to post the new poster from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the 2023 Paid Family Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) mandatory workplace poster (PowerPoint Presentation (mass.gov)), which is effective as of January 1, 2023. As of December 2, 2022, Employers need also to give notice to employees to the changes in deductions due the Commonwealth Trust Fund for PFMLA.
Please note, the PFMLA does not apply to Cities and Towns that have not specifically accepted the PFMLA, and such communities do not have to post that newly issued poster.
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