Businesses do not have to pay for DLT posters
February 21, 2012
The RI Department of Labor and Training wants to remind local businesses that while the department does mandate the display of certain informational posters, these posters can be downloaded free of charge at www.dlt.ri.gov/lmi/business/post.htm.
The posters, which are available in English and Spanish, pertain to minimum wage, prevailing wage for federal- or state-financed construction projects, Temporary Disability Insurance, Unemployment Insurance, employment and training services, Right-to-Know laws regarding hazardous substances, the Workers’ Compensation Act, and the RI Parental & Family Medical Leave Act.
While there is no law forbidding the sale of these posters to area businesses, businesses should be aware that a no-cost option is readily available.
ABOUT DLT: The RI Department of Labor and Training offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers. DLT protects Rhode Island’s workforce by enforcing labor laws, prevailing wage rates and workplace health and safety standards. The department also provides temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers. For more information on the programs and services available to all Rhode Islanders, please call the RI Department of Labor and Training at (401) 462-8000 or visit the web site at www.dlt.ri.gov.