Labor Law Posters in Texas Workplaces Texas employers need to place the federal and state labor law posters in their workplaces to ensure compliance with the posting laws. This is essential to ensure that the employees working in their organization are notified of their rights, privileges, and responsibilities. Some of the main concerns of labor laws include workplace safety and health, adequate compensation for the employees, leaves, equal employment opportunity and termination of employment, protection against workplace harassment, and so on. In addition to the federal labor law notices, Texas employers must post the notices containing the state labor laws to ensure full compliance. It is the duty and responsibility of employers to inform their employees regarding the workplace rights. This is a mandatory obligation for those doing business. This is viewed as a sort of mutually beneficial activity since it would prevent or lessen the possibilities of legal disputes between the employer and the employee triggered by miscommunication, lack of information, and neglect. The posting requirements are typical to the state of Texas since the state has a number of special rulings that complement and supplement the federal labor law rulings. All Texas employers are required to post bilingual notices featuring the displays in both English and Spanish. The posters mandated for the Texas employers include Child Labor, Workers' Compensation Notice - Part 1, Workers' Compensation Notice - Part 2, Worker's Compensation - TWCC # 5 Notice, Payday Notice, Unemployment Insurance, and Fair Employment Notice. In addition, the federal posting requirements include OSHA-Job Safety & Health Protection Reemployment Rights Act, Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law, Federal Minimum Wage, USERRA - Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, and Family and Medical Leave Act. There are some recent updates to the Texas labor laws which the employers need to note. The government requires all the posters to be updated to clarify “illness” to mean “occupational illness.” Both the covered employer and self-insured employer posters have been updated to feature the clarification that the Division of Workers’ Compensation is the authority to process any requests made to resolve a given claim. Furthermore, the notices will state that the Office of Injured Employee Counsel (OIEC) will render the required assistance free of charge besides detailing an injured employee’s rights and responsibilities. In addition, the non-covered employer poster has to be updated to state that an employee suffering injuries needs to contact his or her employer in order to get to know the availability of benefits for occupational disease or a work-related injury. In addition, Texas employers need to implement the updates on account of the labor law changes including Ombudsman Program Notification posting meant for Texas employers carrying workers’ compensation insurance (August 28, 2013), Workers compensation posting meant for workers’ compensation subscriber as well as workers’ compensation non-subscriber employers (January 1, 2013). Employers doing business in Texas need to make note of all these aspects and post the recently updated versions of Texas labor law posters 2013. Besides satisfying the legal requirements, ensuring compliance in fact adds up to the professionalism exhibited by every employer.