"There is a federal law that mandates the posting of certain labor laws," said Long. "But they are available from the South Dakota Department of Labor at no charge. These letters are just a scare tactic used to make a buck."
The state of South Dakota requires two postings:
? Unemployment posting. Employers may obtain this by calling the Unemployment Insurance Division at 605-626-2312.
? Safety on the Job posting. The Workers' Compensation law requires employers to post information encouraging safety. There is no required format for this poster.
Federal Posting requirements:
? Occupational Safety and Heath Act � OSHA.
? Federal Minimum wage notice.
? Employee Polygraph Protection Notice.
? Employment Opportunity.
? Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.
Labor Law Compliance posters can be obtained at all South Dakota Career Center locations. To find a location near you check the directory at www.sdjobs.org.
If you have any questions regarding these solicitations please call the Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-300-1986.
If you need additional information regarding South Dakota Labor laws contact South Dakota Department of Labor at 605-773-3101.