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 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.
Updated to reflect forthcoming notice-posting requirements under the San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance.
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 include forthcoming requirements regarding post-termination restrictive covenants and notice-posting requirements.
Updated to reflect amended Seattle Workplace Poster.
Updated to reflect amended notice poster title and inclusion of paid sick leave and fair chance information.
Updated to include forthcoming requirements regarding the enforcement of noncompete agreements.
Updated to reflect amendments to the applicability and notice requirements of the state pregnancy disability leave law.
HR guidance on complying with employer obligations and posting requirements under state and federal law.