Required Texas and Federal Posters for Charter Schools
Did you know that it is required that certain literature be prominently displayed in an area that your employees are likely to easily see it?
The Texas Workforce Commission has established a great website for workplace compliance posters. This website will also take you to the Federal U.S. Department of Labor website for more information.
The following posters are required or recommended to be printed and displayed in an area where employees can easily view them on a regular basis, like your staff break room. Most of the posters are 8 ½” x 10″ or 8 ½” x 14,” however they can be adapted to more convenient or preferred viewing sizes as desired. While for many of these forms, the English form is the only version required by law to be displayed, best practice is to display posters in all languages applicable based on the native languages of your employee workforce. Spanish is a popular second language posting practice here in Texas.
Quick Tool: The links below direct to the PDF format of the poster for downloading and printing.
Texas Pay Day Law and Unemployment Poster
- Texas Payday Law covers all Texas business entities, regardless of size. All persons who perform a service for compensation are considered employees. Businesses whose employees are entitled to file for state unemployment benefits are required to post the unemployment poster. These are both combined into one poster below.
Worker’s Compensation Notice
- All employers are required to inform their employees of whether or not they carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage. The form included below indicates that your school does carry worker’s comp insurance through an outside provider, as most schools do.
Equal Employment Opportunity
- The EEOC prohibits discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Schools, among other entity types, are required to post this announcement.
The Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA)
- The FLSA establishes minimum wages, overtime pay regulations, record keeping and child labor standards for private sector and government workers. The FLSA is administered and enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor. Every private, federal, state and local government employer employing any employee is subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must and must post an Employee Rights poster.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- The FMLA provides an entitlement of up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave during any 12-month period to eligible, covered employees for the following reasons:
- birth and care of the eligible employee’s child, or placement for adoption or foster care of a child with the employee;
- care of an immediate family member (spouse, child, parent) who has a serious health condition; or
- when the employee is unable to work due to his or her own serious health condition
- The FMLA is applicable to all schools, regardless of the number of employees.
- Special rules for school employees apply.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
- OSHA standards were established to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women.
- While OSHA standards do not apply for many school activities, they certainly do in some. Think: facilities and maintenance work, science lab protocals, etc.
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
- The rights that fall under USERRA must be provided to any employee who serves in the armed forces and who will be taking a leave of absence to attend to military duty.
Download and print here: English Version
- The Texas law known as the Whistleblower Act prohibits retaliation against public employees who report official wrongdoing. You must inform employees of their rights under this chapter by posting the notice in a prominent location in the workplace.
Download and print here: English version
There are many other optional posters, as well, established on the TWC website. Employers who need additional information about which posters they should display can call TWC’s Labor Law unit at (512) 475-2670.
Department of Family and Protective Services
- In addition to Labor Law type of posters, each charter must post in at least one high traffic area, in both English and Spanish, a poster, at student eye level, with information that includes the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Abuse hotline telephone numbers and instructions to call 911 and directions to the txabusehotline.org.
Need Some Additional Help?
For assistance from your CSS Team, contact Jordan Elliott, our COO, at JElliott@CharterSchoolSuccess.com.