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 employee communications protections in the Workplace Privacy Act, effective July 20, 2016.
Updated to include San Diego notice-posting requirements.
As mandated by the San Diego Minimum Wage Enforcement Office, all employers subject to the city's Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance must post the San Diego, California Minimum Wage Notice Poster.
As mandated by the San Diego Enforcement Office, all employers subject to the San Diego Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance must post the San Diego, California Earned Sick Leave Notice Poster.
Updated to reflect protected communications under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, effective May 11, 2016, and amendments to various notice-posting penalties.
Updated to reflect forthcoming notice-posting and confidentiality requirements under the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance.
Updated to include requirements regarding post-termination physician covenants not to compete, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to include notice-posting requirements under amendments to unemployment insurance law, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to include information on the notice-posting requirements under the Wisconsin Bone Marrow and Organ Donation Leave Act and amendments to the state's distracted driving laws, effective July 1, 2016.
HR guidance on complying with employer obligations and posting requirements under state and federal law.