Overview: Workplace posters and notices offer regular reminders to employees and supervisors of an employer's policies, procedures and work rules. Further, an employer may be required by state or federal law to display posters regarding discrimination, harassment, safety and health, wages and compensation. Posters should be displayed in a conspicuous manner in a frequently visited area of the workplace such as a lunch room or break room. Employers may also be required to post workplace notices in another language (e.g., Spanish) so that all employees may have access to important information regarding their workplace rights.
Trends: Employers need to be aware of additional posting requirements that only apply to certain industries. In addition, some municipalities require specific postings and notices. Employment posters, notices and pamphlets (whether legally required or encouraged) may be found in XpertHR's Employment Law Manual and Policies and Documents resources.
Author: Marta Moakley, JD, Legal Editor
Updated to reflect forthcoming FLSA overtime exemption requirements. This resource is also under review in light of the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, effective May 11, 2016.
This resource is under review in light of the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, effective May 11, 2016.
Updated to include forthcoming amendments affecting workplace 'no smoking' signs.
Updated to reflect forthcoming law protecting employees' personal social media communications.
Updated to reflect employee communications protections in forthcoming Workplace Privacy Act.
Updated to include notice-posting requirements under forthcoming amendments to unemployment insurance law.
Updated to reflect release of new version of the poster in April 2016.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) has released an Employer Guide to assist employers in complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and a new version of the FMLA workplace poster.
Updated to reflect amended notice poster title and inclusion of paid sick leave and fair chance information.
HR guidance on complying with employer obligations and posting requirements under state and federal law.