Kentucky Labor Cabinet
Telemarkers Target Kentucky Business

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, February 10, 2010  
Contact Information:  Mike Donta
(502) 564-1520
Mike.Donta@ky.gov
 


The Kentucky Labor Cabinet has received complaints of telemarketers attempting to sell workplace posters with the false claim that the Commonwealth no longer provides workplace posters free of charge.

 The telemarketers warn that large fines can be issued for failure to display the posters.  They then offer to sell the required posters for a fee, reportedly as high as $89.00 per poster. Don’t pay unnecessary fees to companies telling half truths! 

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet offers free downloadable copies of each workplace poster required by the Commonwealth.  The posters can be accessed by visiting www.labor.ky.gov  and clicking the Mandatory Posters link in the bottom right corner of the webpage.  Preprinted posters are also available by calling the Department of Workplace Standards at 502-564-3534. 

Federal Department of Labor posters are available for free download from the Department of Labor at www.dol.gov/compliance/topics/posters.htm. Exact posting requirements will vary by industry.  Businesses are advised to contact the Kentucky Labor Cabinet and U.S. Department of Labor with questions and to learn which workplace posters they need.