Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, labor law posters are required if you have at least one employee.

Your business needs to post labor law posters that are required under federal, state, and local laws.

  • Federal posters: All businesses with at least one employee need some federal labor law posters. If you have at least one employee, you need to display them
  • Other federal posters: A business may also need to display other federal posters, depending on your industry or other factors.
  • Federal contractors: Federal contractors and subcontractors have special posting obligations, and the posters needed will be outlined in the contract
  • State posters: You must also display posters required by the state your business is located in.
  • Local posters: A growing number of cities and counties require employers to display posters relating to minimum wage, paid sick leave, and other laws.

In general, businesses need to display these six federal posters:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (if you have 15 or more employees)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (if you have 50 or more employees)
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

Posters must be displayed in a location where employees can easily see them. Laws generally require labor law posters to be “conspicuous” and “visible.”

  • Common areas
  • Lunchroom
  • Break room
  • Conference room
  • Employee lounge
  • Time clock area
  • Entrance vestibule
  • Hallway

Employers are required to display the most recent mandatory version of their labor law poster, but it can be a challenge to tell if your poster is up to date.

You can compare the compliance date on your labor law poster with the compliance dates listed on our Map (point them to the map somehow)

You need to display a new labor law poster every time there is a mandatory posting change. This can occur when:

  • The minimum wage changes
  • A law is updated
  • A new law with a posting requirement takes effect
  • A state, local, or federal agency requires a new version of poster to be displayed

Every business with at least one employee needs to post some labor law posters.

A small business won’t have as many required postings as a larger one, and some states require more postings that others.

Labor law posters are postings that need to be displayed by businesses that are required to comply with a particular law.

Commonly required postings are often grouped together on all-in-one posters. These posters contain a group of postings that relate to federal, state, and local laws.

Posters don’t really expire, but they can become outdated. When a new version is required by a government agency, you need to take down the old version of a poster and put up the new one.

Electronic posting is allowed, but in most cases you are required to have physical posters displayed in your office in order to fulfill posting requirements.

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