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|Thursday, May 18, 2000 |
Tommy G. Thompson
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COMPANIES SOLICITING CASH FOR
DOCUMENTS DWD OFFERS FOR FREE
MADISON - Department of Workforce Development Secretary Linda Stewart said today businesses that have been receiving solicitous phone calls from companies charging exorbitant rates for required workplace posters, should reject those calls and refer to the department for assistance.
Businesses all across the state have been receiving phone calls from sales people attempting to sell workplace poster packets for upwards of $30, when they are available for free off of the DWD website and for a $5 fee if sent through the mail. The department was informed of the sales practice by several business owners who had been solicited.
"We would like to ensure all employers are aware of the free electronic copies available off of the DWD web site, to ensure they are not paying an unnecessary cost to be in compliance with state law," said Secretary Stewart.
State and federal laws require businesses to post worker rights information that deal with minimum wage/overtime, unemployment insurance, workers compensation, plant closing and child and migrant labor laws, among other things.
The poster packets are available on the DWD web site at www.dwd.state.wi.us/dwd/posters.htm or by calling (608)266-3358.
Required federal posters are available on the United States Department of Labor web site at www.dol.gov/dol/osbp/public/sbrefa/poster/main.htm or by calling (608) 264-5221 or (414) 297-3585.