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Federal Labor Law Poster Requirements You Need To Know

Federal Labor law posting requirements for businesses can be somewhat confusing. Here’s a summary of what you need to know about the six mandatory posters that are required by law to be posted in the workplace.

  1. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Poster
    This poster informs applicants and employees of Equal Employment Opportunity laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and the Equal Pay Act.

    Who must post: Employers with 15 or more employees
    Posting instructions: The poster must be posted where employees and applicants can see it.


  2. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Poster
    This poster describes in detail the federal law regarding minimum wage, overtime pay, equal pay for equal work, and child labor.

    Who must post: Every private, federal, state and local government company or organization employing any employee subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
    Posting instructions: The poster must be displayed in conspicuous location accessible to all employees, such as employee break rooms, entrance areas, lounges, and near time clock stations.



  3. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster
    This poster summarizes the major provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act and tells applicants and employees how to file a complaint.

    Who must post: Public agencies (including state, local, and federal employers), public and private elementary and secondary schools, and private employers with 50 or more employees in 20 or more workweeks. Posting is mandatory whether or not there are eligible employees.
    Posting instructions: Where an employer’s workforce is not proficient in English, an employer must provide the notice in the language the employee speaks. The poster must be posted where employees and applicants can see it.



  4. Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) Poster
    This poster explains to employees that they are entitled to a workplace free from recognized hazards under the Occupational Safety and Health Act and how to report workplace hazards.

    Who must post: Private employers engaged in a business affecting commerce.
    Posting instructions: Employers in states operating OSHA-approved state plans must also post the state’s equivalent poster. The poster must be displayed in a conspicuous location accessible to all employees, such as employee break rooms, entrance areas, lounges, and near time clock stations.



  5. Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Poster
    This poster informs applicants and employees that employers are prohibited from requesting or requiring lie detector tests for employment purposes and from retaliating against them if they refuse to take lie detector tests.

    Who must post: Any employer engaged in or affecting commerce or in the production of goods for commerce.
    Posting instructions: The poster must be posted where employees and applicants can see it.



  6. Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Right Act (USERRA) Notice
    This poster summarizes the rights and benefits under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

    Who must post: All employers
    Posting instructions: The poster must be posted where employees and applicants can see it.