Compliance and Legal
Some of the laws administered by DOL require that employers post certain notices in their workplaces in order to ensure their employees have access to information about their rights. DOL provides all required posters free of charge.
Posting requirements vary by law. Not all employers are covered by each of DOL's laws, thus not all employers may have to post a specific notice. Requirements depend on factors such as nature and location of business, number of employees, annual dollar volume and whether the organization has federal contracts or subcontracts.
It is important to note that some states have workplace poster requirements that employers have to follow in addition to the federal requirements. DOL does not provide guidance on state poster requirements but links to the states are available on the state poster page at Business.gov.
Use the resources on this page to learn more about Federal and State DOL's posting requirements.
Federal and state laws require employers to display official labor and employment posters detailing federal and applicable state labor laws where employees can read them. Both federal agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and state agencies provide posters to employees at no cost.
Department of Labor Workplace Posters
Explains statutes and regulations, enforced by the DOL, requiring notices be provided to employees and/or posted in the workplace. DOL provides free electronic and printed copies of these required notices and posters.
Poster Advisor : Find Posters Required for Your Business
Assists employers in complying with the poster requirements of laws administered by the DOL.
Workplace Poster Requirements for Small Businesses and Other Employees
Helps locate electronic copies of the required workplace posters by DOL.
Individual Poster Requirements
The requirements for posters you may need in your place of business are listed below, along with explanation on compliance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Poster
Every employer covered by non-discrimination and EEO laws is required to post on its premises the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.
Fair Labor Standards Act Poster
Every employer of employees subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage provisions must post, and keep posted, a notice explaining the Act in a conspicuous place in all of their establishments so as to permit employees to readily read it.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster
All covered employers are required to display and keep displayed a poster prepared by the DOL summarizing the major provisions of The Family and Medical Leave Act and telling employees how to file a complaint.
Notice to Workers Paid Special Minimum Wages
Every employer of workers with disabilities under special minimum wage certificates authorized by the Fair Labor Standards Act, the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act, and/or the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act shall display a poster prescribed by the DOL's Wage and Hour Division explaining the conditions under which special minimum wages may be paid.
Occupational Safety and Health Act Poster
Employers subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Act are required to post a notice notifying employees of the protections of the Act.
Office of Labor-Management Standards Union Member Rights Poster
The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act guarantees certain rights to union members, and imposes certain responsibilities on union officers to ensure union democracy, financial integrity and transparency. This poster, provided by the DOL's Management Standards, provides a summary of these rights and responsibilities.
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Poster
Employers are required to provide to persons entitled to the rights and benefits under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), a notice of the rights, benefits and obligations of such persons and such employers under USERRA.
Federal Contractor Poster Requirements
Every employer performing work covered by the labor standards of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts shall post a notice (including any applicable wage determination) at the site of the work in a prominent and accessible place where it may be easily seen by employees.
Notice of Employee Rights Concerning Payment Of Union Dues (Beck Poster)
Executive Order 13201 requires Government contracts and subcontracts to include a clause requiring non-exempt Federal contractors and subcontractors to post notices informing their employees that they have certain rights related to union membership and use of union dues and fees under federal law.
Service Contract Act/Walsh-Healey Poster
Every employer performing work covered by the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act (PCA) or the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) is required to post a notice of compensation required (including, for service contracts, any applicable wage determination) in a prominent and accessible location at the work site where it may be seen by all employees performing on the contract.
Select a state to find out more information on the workplace posters that are required in your area.
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