Overview of workplace posting requirements

By: Libby Reed 
Risk Solutions Specialist 

Most employers are required to provide notices to employees or post notices in the workplace under statutes and regulations enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Notices may include information covering various topics, including employee rights, job safety and health, pay transparency, etc. Therefore, posters must be posted at the site of work and in a prominent and accessible place where workers can easily see them. 

When a company employs remote workers, there are different rules for posting and displaying workplace posters. Some notices can be provided using electronic means, but the employer must meet other criteria to ensure the information is accessible and effective. Further guidance can be obtained from the DOL. 

Not all notices and posters are mandated for all workplaces, as the requirements vary based on which employers are covered by each statute. The DOL provides an online tool called the elaws Poster Advisor to assist businesses in determining which posters they must display. Employers may then download the posters online or request physical copies here. Posters are available in English as well as other languages.

In addition to federal workplace posters, employers should inquire with their state department to determine if further requirements apply. Visit the DOL’s workplace posters page for more information. 

U.S. Department of Labor - https://www.dol.gov/general/topics/posters/ 

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