The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is making it easy for your business to comply with California’s labor laws. No matter how many employees you have in California, your business is required by law to post a current California and Federal Employment Poster in a central location.

As part of a special partnership with the CalChamber, the Chamber is currently taking pre-orders for the updated 2014 California and Federal Employment Poster. The CalChamber’s all-in-one poster contains the 16 required state and federal employment notices every California employer must post. CalChamber is a trusted source for California and federal compliance products, with more than 120 years of experience helping California business do business.

As of November 1, 2013, here’s what we know about 2014 poster updates:

  • Effective July 1, 2014, California’s minimum wage will increase to $9 an hour. (Poster Protect® customers receive a replacement poster if the Minimum Wage notice is released after January.)
  • A mandatory change, effective January 1, 2014, to the Discrimination and Harassment notice from the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (California Law Prohibits Workplace Discrimination and Harassment) adds “military and veteran” status to the categories protected from employment discrimination.
  • Changes are pending to the Whistleblower notice and to the Employment Development Department’s Notice to Employees.
  • The Cal/OSHA notice includes changes.

Choose from a laminated or non-laminated all-in-one poster in English or Spanish. Failure to comply and have a current poster posted in a central location at your workplace could result in significant fines and penalties. Posters must be displayed in a conspicuous place where all employees can easily read it, such as a break room, common hallway, payroll office or other common location. Employers must also display posters in each company location.

The Chamber wants to make sure your business is in compliance and urges you to order your 2014 poster today to ensure delivery by January 1. Posters will be shipped in mid-December. Please click here to download the form, fill it out and return to terrio@santamaria.com to complete your preorder. Any questions, call (805) 925-2403 x824.