Beware of labor law poster scams

Langcustor, Jim
September 2004
Southeast Farm Press;9/1/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 21, p18
Trade Publication
Some Alabama farmers are paying shady vendors big bucks for federally mandated labor law posters that can be obtained free from the Web or by mail from several state and federal agencies. Producers were warned of "criminal and civil liability penalties" if they failed to post certain work-related posters. Farmers also are required to post payday time and place information for migrant workers only. They are also required by the Migrant Seasonal Worker Protection Act to provide a detailed pay stub to employees. The pay stub must provide number of hours worked, appropriate piece-rate information and other details. A business must employ at least five workers before it is required to carry Worker's Compensation.


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