The Department of Labor (DOL) has some workplace posting requirements you’ll need to follow to stay compliant. Before you get the poster party started, let’s take a look at some of the rules.
Your posting requirements are determined by where your business is located, what kind of company you have, and how many people are on your team. You can either print each poster directly or you can order free copies from the DOL website. Once you have your posters find a central location for displaying all your workplace notices. Common areas, lunchrooms, and lounges are all great spots to add in a little labor law love.
Here are some posters you may need:
- Employee Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act
- Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law!
- Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law
- Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
- Employee Rights for Workers with Disabilities Paid at Special Minimum Wages
- Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act
- Your Rights Under USERRA: The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
To get a summary of your specific federal reporting to-dos, take this FirstStep Poster Advisor quiz from the DOL. Once you’re done, check out your state labor laws, which build off of the federal requirements. Since it fluctuates depending on which state your business calls home, you’ll have to click through to your state’s labor division to find out what you have to do.Updated September 26, 2017
This article provides general information and shouldn’t be construed as legal or HR advice. Since employment laws may change over time and can vary by location and industry, please consult a lawyer or HR expert for advice specific to your business.