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 include notice-posting requirements under the San Jose Opportunity to Work Ordinance, effective March 13, 2017.
Updated to include San Jose notice-posting requirements.
As mandated by the San Jose Office of Equality Assurance, all San Jose employers subject to the San Jose Opportunity to Work Ordinance must post the San Jose Opportunity to Work Ordinance Poster.
Updated to reflect the reinstatement of the St. Louis minimum wage ordinance, effective February 28, 2017.
Enhanced to improve comprehensiveness with the addition of notice-posting requirements in Bangor.
As mandated by the City of Los Altos, California, covered employers under the city's minimum wage ordinance must post the Los Altos, California Minimum Wage Poster.
As mandated by the City of Los Altos, California, covered employers under the city's minimum wage ordinance must post the Los Altos, California Workers Know Your Rights Poster.
Updated to reflect forthcoming notice-posting requirements under Philadelphia's wage equity ordinance.
As mandated by the City of Santa Clara, California, all Santa Clara employers must post the Santa Clara, California Minimum Wage Notice Poster.
As recommended by the City of Malibu, California, all Malibu employers should post the Malibu, California Minimum Wage Notice Poster.
HR guidance on complying with employer obligations and posting requirements under state and federal law.