It is essential that final warnings be documented to protect the employer from potential disgruntled employee disputes and or lawsuits. An employer without proper documentation may be forced to rehire the employee, and even pay back wages, penalties and punitive damages. Final warnings that are in writing can also help prevent frivolous unemployment claims.
The Final Warning Notice indicates that the employee understands the gravity of the situation. It clearly states that the worker realizes that he or she may be terminated if the offense is repeated. The form gives employees the option to resign immediately or agree to an action plan to improve their performance.
06/2023 - EEOC Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal - Revised with new information related to the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) effective June 27, 2023 and a new revision date.
05/2023 - Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage - Revised the Nursing Mothers section of the poster with the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act) and more clarification on employer requirements to provide reasonable break time and accommodations for nursing employees.
10/2022 - EEOC Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal - Revised to use plain language and bullet points to summarize the laws for employees. Added a QR code that links to instructions on how to file a charge of workplace discrimination. This new version replaces the old Equal Employment Opportunity is the law poster.
Federal State Non-Mandatory Updates
05/2023 - Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - Revised with a new easy to read question and answer format and a new QR code to access more information.
05/2023 - - Revised with a new website and a new QR code for more information.
07/2016 - Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage - Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.
07/2016 - - Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.
05/2016 - - Minor update includes a new QR code and contact information.
05/2016 - - Update includes minor reformatting and slight changes of verbiage regarding the usage of FMLA.