The beginning of the year is a good time for employers to take stock of state and federal HR responsibilities. This includes making sure notices are posted appropriately, if required.
The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor requires employers to post certain notices in the workplace. Different laws have different posting requirements, and what postings are required may differ from employer to employer.
The WHD website includes a list of federal posting requirements along with links to download the posters. The posters are also available through the WHD’s online publication ordering system.
The Department of Labor offers a FirstStep Poster Advisor, which is an interactive program to help employers determine which federal DOL posting requirements apply to them. After answering a series of questions, the Advisor identifies federal laws with poster requirements applicable to the employer’s business. The Advisor can be accessed by clicking here.
Employers can use results from the Advisor to identify their posting requirements and get copies of the posters from the DOL’s website. The posters available for download can be accessed by clicking here and include:
Fair Labor Standards Act
- Federal Minimum Wage
- American Samoa Federal Minimum Wage Poster
- The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Poster
- Notice to Workers with Disabilities/Special Minimum Wage
- State and Local Governments under the Fair Labor Standards Act
- Worker Rights Under Executive Order 13658: Federal Minimum Wage for Contractors
Family and Medical Leave
- Worker Rights Under Executive Order 13706: Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors (effective January 1, 2017)
Lie Detector Tests