Federal Notices and Posting Requirements in a Remote Work Environment

A remote workforce can be challenging for employers that are required to display notices and posters in the workplace to advise employees of their rights under federal, state and local employment laws. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently provided guidance from the Wage and Hour Division on complying with its notice and posting requirements when employees are working remotely. The DOL bulletin clarifies how employers may comply with federal posting requirements using company secure email, employee handbook and handbook acknowledgments and an easily accessible space in the company intranet site or employee portal.