Beware of Scheme Targeting Businesses
The Better Business Bureau is warning businesses not to fall for a scheme by companies that sell state and federal labor compliance posters.
There are many companies who send out solicitations to area businesses to purchase the required PA and Federal Labor Law Posters. These entities are not a government agency. According to information provided by complainants, unsolicited mailings or emails are sent to businesses outlining State and Federal laws that require employers to post various Labor Law Posters at work sites. The correspondence also lists possible ramifications, such as criminal and civil penalties and large fines, if the correct posters are not displayed in the work place.
Even though some correspondences state that Labor Law Posters may also be available free from the issuing governmental agencies, complainants state letters appear to be from a government agency and the tone of the letter is somewhat threatening. Government information that is mandated to be posted in a work place is generally available through the regulatory agency at no cost.
"We have received calls from companies who have been misled by mailed information about government labor compliance posters," Warren King, BBB president said. "Any state or federal labor compliance posters that need to be visible for employees are available for free through the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry and the US Department of Labor. You do not need to purchase them. Do not fall for this trick and send any money for these posters."
For further information, you can go online at Mandatory Postings for Pennsylvania Employers and US Department of Labor Posters to access free posters. Before doing business with a company you are not familiar with check them out at www.bbb.org.