Federal Labor Law Posters for Job Applicants – What You Need to Know

You probably know that Labor law posters are required to be posted for your employees so that they are informed of their rights granted by the state and federal governments. Your compliance posters are probably posted in a conspicuous location your employees have access to like the break room, by the time clock, or near employee restrooms. However, your responsibility extends beyond just your employees to those whom you interview for company positions. Regardless of where you conduct your interviews, you need to be aware of your obligations to job applicants. Each applicant needs access to three federal labor law notices when interviewed 

Three Federal Labor Law Posters Required for Job Applicants

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
    • Wage and Hour Division 29 CFR 825.300.402 requires covered employers to post the federal FMLA labor law poster in a location that is readily visible to applicants for employment.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
    • Wage and Hour Division 29 CFR 801.6 requires all employers to post this labor law poster in a prominent location easily seen by job applicants.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) – Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal
    • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, The Equal Pay Act of 1963, and The Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) all explain that this notice must be posted prominently in an employer’s business where notices to employees and applicants for employment are customarily posted.  

These three labor law poster notices are published on Poster Compliance Center’s Federal Labor Law Poster – Applicant Edition in an all-in-one, compact design to meet the requirements outlined above.


How to Post the Applicant Edition Poster

The Federal Applicant Edition poster must be posted on a wall in the interview area or displayed conspicuously on the table where employers and job applicants meet. (Make sure you continue to post your full-version federal labor law poster in a location accessible to employees in addition to the Federal Applicant Edition poster.)

Where to Post FMLA, EPPA, and EEO Posters for Virtual Applicants

According to the Department of Labor (DOL), employers should publish a conspicuous notice on their website where open positions are listed stating, “Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws” and provide a link to the electronic versions of the three labor law posters. Keep in mind that the DOL also states that this does not replace the requirement to post labor law posters at the employer’s physical location.

Stay up to date with labor law changes or purchase an Application Edition of the Federal Labor Law poster and display it in your interview areas to ensure you are compliant. For all your poster compliance needs, the State & Federal Compliance Plan is the best way to stay on top of every mandatory labor law change as you will receive free updates anytime a change occurs.