Important Compliance Alert:

Posted on 08/03/2016 | Written by Barbara McCann

Mandatory Federal Posting Changes are Now in Effect!

The Department of Labor has issued two new mandatory postings. 

The Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) – new postings includes added policies about mandatory breaks for nursing mothers and correctly classifying independent contractors, among other updates.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – includes revised information pertaining to penalties and fines for not posting.  The Secretary of Labor may assess civil penalties against violators. 

These changes were effective August 1, 2016.  All U.S. employers must update federal postings to remain in compliance. 


What are the risks of labor law posting noncompliance?

Failure to comply with labor law posting requirements could lead to citations and fines during a government inspection or audit. These fines have increased dramatically!  Fines have more than doubled and potential fines are up to over $30,000.  The EPPA posting fine alone is $19,787.

Getting in Compliance is Easy!

DrawingBoard is your source for the most current Federal Labor Law Postings – available in English, Bilingual, and Spanish – as well as complete state solutions and convenient Federal and State Kits.  

Click HERE to get started.  For more information, call us at 1-800-527-9530email us, or CHAT with a customer care associate. 

Let us know how we can help you!

 

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We've got the Checks Your Business Needs ...

Posted on 05/25/2016 | Written by Barbara McCann

EVERY order is 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Discover the convenience, cost-savings, and quality of ordering personalized business checks and deposit tickets from DrawingBoard Printing. 

Our full line of business checks includes:

  •          Laser Checks
  •          Three-to-a-Page Multipurpose Checks
  •          Continuous Checks
  •          Voucher Checks

Not sure what you need?  Our experienced customer service representatives will help you find the right checks for your needs and will navigate you step-by-step through the process. 

Ordering Made Easy!

To get you started, here is a breakdown of the basic information that you will need to complete the process.  If you already have existing checks from your bank, your information will be on the checks.  If not, your bank will be able to help you gather this information.

Have a question about our products?  For more information, call us at 1-800-527-9530, email us, or CHAT with a customer care associate.

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A Personal Touch Means So Much!

Posted on 03/27/2016 | Written by Barbara McCann

Building your business starts with building relationships.

Personalized greeting cards are a simple and affordable gesture that makes a long lasting impression.  A simple card is the perfect way to make a personal connection with your customers, clients, colleagues, employees, and business associates.  We offer a wide selection of business greeting cards for both corporate and personal use, including anniversary, sympathy, get well, thank you, and birthday cards.
 

Great Selection and Easy to Personalize!

Step 1 – Choose your favorite design.

Step 2 – Choose one of our standard verses or write your own custom verse.

Step 3 – Even add your own special touch – our cards are available with die cuts to act as a business card or gift card holder OR add a personalized card imprint and/or logo. 

Plus, all cards include matching envelopes with optional imprint at no extra cost.     

Two Simple Words Can Make All the Difference

Whether you want to say Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Thank You, Get Well, or With Sympathy, our cards will help you express a message of thoughtfulness and caring.   Visit our website today to get started or give us a call.  Our customer care associates are happy to assist you in creating business greeting cards that will leave a long-lasting impression and show how much you care.

Have a question about our products?  For more information, call us at 1-800-527-9530, email us, or CHAT with a customer care associate.

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Economical. Functional. Business Ready.

Posted on 03/07/2016 | Written by Barbara McCann

DrawingBoard® Printing has Personalized Business Forms to Fit Your Specific Needs.

Build your brand with quality, imprinted business forms.   We offer a wide array of time-tested business forms that will keep your company on track -- from invoices, receipt books, and purchase orders, to sales and register forms, work orders, message forms, and service & repair forms, and more. 



Business Forms Made Easy

We have hundreds of form options to choose from and our web site makes it easy to find the size, # of parts, and style that’s best for you.  Then just add your imprint information. 

Many of our standard forms also allow you to add additional information such as your company business terms, specific products or services, etc.

You can also add sequential numbering so that each form has a unique number, making it easy to keep track of all of your transactions.

And our knowledgeable customer service representatives are available by phone to help guide you in choosing the best forms for your specific type of business. 

Get Organized.  Find the Right Form at DrawingBoard Printing.

DrawingBoard has been a leading provider of quality, imprinted forms for over 60 years.  Every product we sell is fully backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. 

Rely on DrawingBoard for high quality, fast turnaround, business-ready forms.    

Have a question about our products?  For more information, call us at 1-800-527-9530, email us, or CHAT with a customer care associate.

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Give us a grade!

Posted on 02/22/2016 | Written by Barbara McCann


How Can We Do Better?

Thank you for your support of our company.  We are committed to providing you with not just outstanding products and services, but also with a positive ordering experience.  

So we’d like to take an “old school” approach and ask you to give us an overall satisfaction grade, along with comments on ways that we can improve.   Please share your feedback below.

We measure our success by your satisfaction.  Please tell us how we are doing!

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Set Your Company Apart

Posted on 01/25/2016 | Written by Barbara McCann

Foil Embossed Stationery Will Make Your Business Shine

There are many ways to make your business stationery stand out.  But if you really want to shine, foil embossing is the way to go. 

Foil embossed business stationery provides a higher perceived quality and value than traditional stationery.  It’s ideal for legal and medical professionals, financial institutions, and anyone else who wants unique business identity stationery with a high degree of appeal.

DrawingBoard offers a variety of foil options for business stationery including:

  •          Business cards
  •          Letterhead
  •          Stationery envelopes                    
  •          Mailing labels
  •          Presentation folders

The added glitz of foil is an excellent way to create a one-of-a-kind look for your business.  Visit our website today to get started or give us a call.  Our customer care associates are happy to assist you in creating a look that will make your business shine!

Have a question about our products?  For more information, call us at 1-800-527-9530, email us, or CHAT with a customer care associate.

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DrawingBoard Printing -- Established in 1956

Posted on 12/28/2015 | Written by Barbara McCann

Sixty Years of Customer Satisfaction


On July 31, 2016, DrawingBoard will officially mark its 60th year of operation.  We continue to take great pride in providing value to our customers through quality imprinted products, backed by a time-tested, excellent customer service and a complete satisfaction guarantee. 

The story of The Drawing Board starts with a man named Alan H. Hulsey (Bud), a Texas oilman and entrepreneur, who started a small mail-order business in Dallas.  Bud decided to find someone who could help to run and grow the business and so he hired Selwin (Selly) Belofsky, a 23-year old man from New York City, had recently completed serving his country in the United States Air Force.  

Selly was determined to make the business successful so he began to seek a way to expand the business and began to formulate an idea for creating personalized Christmas cards for specific professions.  Selly asked an illustrator friend if she would be willing to create a Christmas card design specifically for the dental profession.  She agreed and drew an image of Santa Claus in the dentist chair. 

Selly began marketing this product under the name of The Drawing Board.  Selly sampled the card to 3,000 dentists with an offer of 100 cards for $19.95 or 200 cards for $32.95.  The test was a success and Selly was able to expand the campaign to 50,000 dentists in early November. 

A year later, Selly acquired a line of credit and expanded his offering with holiday cards for lawyers, doctors, and accountants.  Drawing Board took off. 

But as successful as his business was, he realized he needed to create a product that would sell year round.  So, in 1958, he started selling the Note-O-Gram®, a multi-part business communication form that had a vertical layout and was printed in black and blue ink. 

The Note-O-Gram® form was successful and the forms business subsequently grew and prospered.  In addition to the Note-O-Grams, Drawing Board debuted Phone-O-Grams, Mem-O-Grams, receipt books, labels, voucher checks, and more.  Each year the catalog offering grew. 

In 1973, inflation and the recession began to hit, making it more difficult, particularly for the business.  The decision was made for The Drawing Board to be merged with Pitney Bowes in July 1980.  

DrawingBoard became part of a subsidiary business entity under Pitney Bowes named the Wheeler Group, located in New Hartford, Connecticut.  The Wheeler Group became a successful direct-mail marketing enterprise with business-to-business office supply catalogues. 

The Pitney Bowes/The Wheeler Group operated Drawing Board from 1981 – 1992.  On July 31, 1992, twelve years after purchasing Drawing Board, Pitney Bowes sold the business.  The new company was named Executive Greetings, Inc. (EGI). 

EGI began to expand DrawingBoard, adding new products including dot matrix printing supplies, business forms, and fax products.  Drawing Board celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 1996 and the business continued to expand and grow. 

In mid-April, 2004, EGI was acquired by Taylor Corporation and Drawing Board was among the multiple catalog brands included in the acquisition.  Drawing Board was merged with the Stationery House brand, and was relocated to Hagerstown, Maryland. 

In 2006, DrawingBoard celebrated its 50th anniversary.  In November of 2008, DrawingBoard moved to its current location in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.  Through the course of the past sixty years, the company has changed its name, its ownership, its location, and its products, as it has evolved.  We have grown from a small team of two, to a team of more than 100.  What has not changed, however, is the reputation of the business.

DrawingBoard is known for offering outstanding customer service and quality products, backed by a complete satisfaction guarantee. 

We wish to thank all of our customers for the opportunity to serve you!  

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The "Kids Table" Perspective of Thanksgiving

Posted on 11/15/2015 | Written by Barbara McCann

Not-So-Obvious Reasons to be Thankful this Year

One Thanksgiving, my mother asked my pre-school daughter what she was thankful for.  To this day, we all laugh when we recall her sincere and thoughtful response – she was thankful for restaurants and cable TV. 

It wasn’t the response my mother was expecting –things such as family, friends, health, etc.  But no one could argue that restaurants and cable TV were indeed things that we all enjoyed too. 

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, and just for fun, let’s reflect upon some of the not-so-obvious things in life for which we are thankful.

Here are a few:

  •          Caller ID
  •          A good book
  •          A hot beverage
  •          Hand sanitizer
  •          Wet dog kisses
  •          Sleeping in
  •          A hot shower
  •          Good hair days
  •          Crunching leaves on a fall day
  •          Facebook friends
  •          Dishwashers
  •          Headphones
  •          Fridays

 

What are the everyday things that make your life a tad less stressful, a bit less chaotic, and a little more relaxing? 

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A Veterans Day Salute

Posted on 11/01/2015 | Written by Barbara McCann

Honor their service, reflect on their heroism, and never forget their sacrifice!

Veteran’s Day, November 11th, originated in 1919 as Armistice Day – a day to mark the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month. 

It became a legal federal holiday in 1938 and was changed to “Veterans Day” in 1954 to formally include all Veterans of all American wars.  Today, Veterans Day honors the duty, sacrifice, and service of America’s nearly 25 million veterans of all wars.

During Veterans Awareness Week (November 8-14) and on Veterans Day (November 11), take time to honor those individuals, all the men and women throughout history who fought in battles, served in the National Guard and the reserves, or were stationed in a base, stateside or overseas, and did their part to protect the safety and rights of Americans.

What does Veterans Day mean to you? 

How do you pay tribute on this important day in American history?

 

We wish to thank all Veterans -- past, present, and future. 
We salute you!   
      

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Labor Law Compliancy

Posted on 09/29/2015 | Written by Barbara McCann

Avoid the risks (and costs) of
labor law posting noncompliance.

In any given year, nearly half of all federal and state posting changes are considered mandatory, requiring either new postings or replacement of outdated ones. While staying on top of posting laws can be time-consuming and complex, ignoring them is a risk most businesses cannot afford to take.

 Federal law requires most employers to post these six employee notices:

  •          U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  •          Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
  •          Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  •          Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  •          Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  •          Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

State laws require multiple employee postings, as well. Depending on the state where your business operates, this could mean up to 14 additional postings per state (for a total of 20 state and federal postings at each posting site). Even further, some industries (such as healthcare and food service) impose additional posting requirements.

Why would your company be the subject of an audit?

First of all, an audit is usually triggered when a current or former employee issues a complaint with the Department of Labor (DOL) – often an initial step before a disgruntled employee files a lawsuit. The DOL may also target certain industries in a more sweeping investigation, like pinpointing businesses that misclassify employees to avoid extending overtime and other benefits. Same with OSHA violations – the DOL might come knocking at your door if there’s a specific safety complaint – or if your business is part of a broader investigation of industry-specific safety concerns.

How would your company fall under fire for not displaying these labor law postings?

Here’s where your labor law postings come into play. They represent a first line of defense against government fines and potential employee lawsuits. The FMLA, for example, specifies, "Failure to follow the notice requirements … may constitute an interference with, restraint or denial of the exercise of an employee’s FMLA rights." 

Similarly, OSHA regulations demand that employers display the appropriate "job safety and health" posting in an area frequented by employees. By conspicuously posting all required notices, you’re not only upholding your compliance obligations, but you’re also ensuring that your employees are informed of their workplace rights, as specified under federal and state laws.

What are the risks of labor law posting noncompliance?

Failure to comply with labor law posting requirements could lead to citations and fines during a government inspection or audit. These fines vary by poster and enforcement agency, but they range from $110 to as much as $10,000. In total, businesses that completely neglect the necessary posting could face combined fines up to $17,000 per location.

The situation could be more severe, and costly, if an employee files a lawsuit over the violation of his or her workplace rights. In a discrimination or fair pay case, for example, failing to post could erode your "good faith" defense. It could even extend the statute of limitations for time-barred claims, resulting in higher damages and a longer recovery period for back wages.

Depending on the type of investigation, an auditor will most likely review your company’s employment handbook, training materials and employee records.

To ensure you’re up to date and legally compliant, you should:

  • Understand the differences between federal and state laws, and follow the specifics as they pertain to your employees
  • Apply workplace policies (such as granting protected leave or accommodating disabilities) consistently
  • Make sure all employee documents (such as I-9s and pay records) are complete and retained for the proper amount of time
  • Conduct a self-audit at least twice a year to verify you’re displaying the latest postings

SOURCE:  http://www.complyright.comDrawingBoard is your source for the most current Labor Law Postings – available in English, Bilingual, and Spanish – as well as complete state solutions and convenient Federal and State Kits.

Click HERE to get started.  For more information, call us at 1-800-527-9530, email us, or CHAT with a customer care associate. 

Let us know how we can help you!

 

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