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 the forthcoming notice-posting provisions of the Tipped Wage Workers Fairness Amendment Act of 2018.
Updated to reflect forthcoming Alameda notice-posting requirements.
Updated to reflect notice-posting and confidentiality requirements under the state paid sick leave law and to remove the preempted local paid sick leave laws, effective October 29, 2018.
Updated to remove the preempted local paid sick leave notice-posting requirements, effective October 29, 2018.
As mandated by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, covered employers must post the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Poster.
As recommended by the New York Department of Labor and Division of Human Rights, all New York employers should post the New York Sexual Harassment Prevention Poster.
Updated to include New York Department of Labor and Division of Human Rights notice-posting recommendation.
Updated to reflect change in applicability of the ordinance and updated poster, effective October 1, 2018.
Updated to include the Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018, effective October 1, 2018.
HR guidance on complying with employer obligations and posting requirements under state and federal law.