- How to find your state’s labor law posters
- How to get free labor law posters
- Why you need labor law posters
- What information is included on labor law posters
- How often labor law posters need to be updated
- Where to post labor law posters
- What to do if you don’t have the required labor law posters
- How to get help with labor law posters
- Additional resources for labor law posters
- Frequently asked questions about labor law posters
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How to find your state’s labor law posters
The federal government and many states require employers to post job-related notices in the workplace. These postings provide employees with information on such topics as occupational safety, wage and hour laws, and anti-discrimination measures.
To help you comply with the law, we offer a free service that will notify you whenever a new or revised posting is required for your state. Just sign up for our free Poster Compliance Center, and we’ll take it from there.
In addition to our free service, we also offer an array of labor law posters that are specifically designed for your state. To learn more about our state-specific options, just click on the link below.
How to get free labor law posters
Find out how you can get your required state labor law posters for free.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) jointly offer the Labor Law Poster Program to help employers fulfill their legal obligation to display certain notices in the workplace.
The DOL offers two ways for employers to get the required federal labor law posters:
1. Download them from the DOL website
2. Request that they be mailed to you by calling 1-866-487-2365
In addition, some states offer free labor law posters on their own websites. To find out if your state offers this service, visit our State Labor Law Posters page and click on your state.
Why you need labor law posters
As an employer, you are required to post certain notices in a conspicuous place at your workplace. These notices provide information about employee rights, as well as other important employment issues. Notices must be posted in both English and Spanish.
You can get many of the required federal and state labor law posters for free from the U.S. Department of Labor’s website, or from your state’s government website. Some private companies also offer free labor law posters, but you should be aware that these companies may try to sell you other products and services.
It is important to make sure that the labor law posters you use are up-to-date, as the laws they cover can change over time. You can usually find the most recent versions of the required federal and state labor law posters on the U.S. Department of Labor’s website or your state’s government website.
What information is included on labor law posters
The federal government and many states require employers to post notices about employment laws and regulations in the workplace. Depending on the size and location of your business, you may be required to post state and federal labor law posters.
Federal law requires employers to display posters from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). State laws vary, but generally require employers to display posters regarding minimum wage rates, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, fair employment practices, and safe workplace rules.
Most states provide these notices free of charge, and some even offer them in multiple languages. Many states also have programs that help businesses stay up-to-date on required postings. To find out more about these programs and where to get required state labor law posters free, visit your state labor department’s website or call their hotline.
How often labor law posters need to be updated
It is always a best practice to have the most up-to-date versions of the required federal and state labor law posters. However, updates to these posters are not always frequent. The table below shows the last update date for each required poster and how often they should be updated.
Required Federal Posters:
-Last Update: 2/28/2017
-Updates: As needed
Required State Posters:
-Last Update: Varies by state
-Updates: Annually or as needed
Where to post labor law posters
It is the employer’s responsibility to post labor law posters in a conspicuous place where employees will see them. But where do you get these posters? And do you have to pay for them?
The good news is that you can get most required state and federal labor law posters for free. The Department of Labor (DOL) has a website where you can download PDF versions of the mandatory posters. You can also order free physical copies of the posters, although there is a shipping and handling fee.
Some states also have their own labor department websites where you can download or order required state-specific labor law posters. And many private companies offer free online access to required labor law posters as well.
In short, there’s no need to pay for labor law posters if you don’t want to. However, some employers find it helpful to purchase all-in-one poster kits that include both state and federal required postings, as well as optional ones such as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) poster. These kits can be a good solution if you have multiple locations or if your business frequently changes locations.
What to do if you don’t have the required labor law posters
If you’re like most business owners, you don’t have the required state and federal labor law posters displayed in your workplace. You may be thinking, “I don’t need them. My employees know their rights.” But the fact is, if you don’t have the required posters displayed, you could be fined by the U.S. Department of Labor or your state labor department.
So what should you do if you don’t have the required labor law posters? The best course of action is to order them from the U.S. Department of Labor or your state labor department. They will provide you with the most up-to-date versions of the posters, and they will be in compliance with all applicable laws.
Here’s a list of the required federal and state labor law posters:
-Age Discrimination in Employment Act
-Equal Employment Opportunity
-Family and Medical Leave Act
-Fair Labor Standards Act
-Job Safety and Health Protection
-Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act
-National Labor Relations Act
– Polygraph Protection Act
-Unfair Immigration Reform and Employer Sanctions Act
– Equal Pay Act/Labor Standards provisions (This notice must be posted in Spanish as well as English.)
State Posters: Wage and hour laws, workers’ compensation, safety and health regulations, unemployment insurance benefit rights and responsibilities
How to get help with labor law posters
If you are a business owner, you are probably aware that you are required to post certain state and federal labor law posters in a conspicuous place for your employees to see. These posters provide information about workplace rights and responsibilities, as well as contact information for government agencies responsible for enforcing these laws. Failure to comply with posting requirements can result in fines and other penalties.
There are a few different ways that you can get the labor law posters that you need. One option is to purchase them from a commercial vendor. However, this can be expensive, especially if you need to update your posters on a regular basis.
Another option is to download labor law posters from the internet. There are a number of websites that offer free or low-cost poster downloads. However, it is important to make sure that the website you choose is reputable and that the posters you download are accurate and up-to-date.
You can also contact your state or local Chamber of Commerce office. Many Chambers of Commerce offer free or low-cost labor law poster services to their members.
If you are still having trouble finding the labor law posters that you need, you can contact the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division at 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).
Additional resources for labor law posters
Here are additional resources for finding the required state labor law posters free of charge.
-The Department of Labor website for each state usually has links to the required posters.
-The Chamber of Commerce or business association in each state also usually has links to the required posters.
-There are a number of private websites that offer the required posters free of charge, sometimes with membership in their organization.
Frequently asked questions about labor law posters
1. Do I have to purchase my state and federal labor law posters?
No, you are not required to purchase your state and federal labor law posters. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) offers free electronic and downloadable versions of the mandatory employment posters. To get your free labor law posters, please visit the DOL’s website at http://www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/osis/posters/pst1015.htm .
2. How often do I need to update my labor law posters?
You are required to update your labor law posters whenever there is a change in the laws or regulations that are covered by the posters, such as an increase in the minimum wage. The DOL’s website has a notification service that will notify you by email whenever one of the mandatory employment laws covered by the service is revised or updated http://www.dol.gov/_sec/forms/whd-posters-notices-osam-00260z-3-3-3q5p5q7s8s95t96u97v98w99x00y01z02AR03EN04FR05SP06SW07TX08CA09HI10IL11KY12LA13ME14MD15MI16NJ17NM18NY19NC20ND21OH22OR23PA24RI25SC26TN27VT28VA29WA30WV31WI32WY33DC34PR35AS36GU37MP38FM39MH40AE41VI42FM43FM44US45CZ46Virgin47 Islands48 his49 50 AP51 AE52 AA53 AE54 AE55 ACW56 CW57 AS58 VI59 FM60 MH