Get All the Facts About Federal Labor Law Posters


It is no secret that maintaining labor law compliance can be an overwhelming task. While you may be aware of the importance of remaining compliant with local and state labor posters, keeping up-to-date on federal labor law posters is just as essential.

What is on the Federal Labor Law Posters?

Employers across the United States are responsible for posting the most up-to-date federal labor law posters, but following up on current and soon-to-be laws can be an absolute chore. You might be familiar with some federal labor law posters, such as the FMLA poster, but there are actually considerably more required notices. Listed below are the notices that are required on the federal labor law posters. All of these notices combined are often referred to as the 6-on-1 poster, or 6 federal notices on 1 labor law poster.

  • Federal minimum wage
  • OSHA
  • FMLA
  • Employee Polygraph Protection
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

You may think that once you have your federal labor law posters in place on your wall, you’re completely covered for the long-term…

This is incorrect.

You are only in compliance until the next changes to the federal law posters take effect. Some of the notices on the federal posters have potential updates looming. The federal minimum wage poster and the EEOC poster have possible changes in the pipeline that could affect your federal compliance posters.

How Can You Track the Most Recent Changes to the Federal Labor Law Posters?

Tracking these changes through legislation and knowing the compliance details is a time consuming and thankless job—so, why do it when someone else can do it for you?

At Poster Compliance Center, there is a dedicated team of researchers that spend their days tracking laws, searching for updates, and making sure that PCC’s federal labor law posters are always current and accurate.

What does this mean for you?

This means you are free to rely on the quality information and updates that Poster Compliance Center provides. You can rest assured that you are consistently compliant with any and all updates to the state and federal labor law posters.

Are You Required to Post Other Federal Notices That Are Not on the Federal Labor Law Posters?

At the federal level, we also supply these products:

  • Federal Labor Law Poster Applicant Edition
  • Federal Contractor Poster
  • Davis-Bacon Poster (Government Construction)
  • SCA/Walsh-Healey Poster (Federal Contractors)

While all employers are responsible for posting federal labor law posters, there are many situations where these other notices must be posted as well. If you are wondering what federal posters you need, here is a helpful question and answer guide for clarification:

Q: Which federal posters must be displayed for job applicants?

A: It is a little known fact that certain notices from the federal labor law posters need to be accessible to job applicants. These 3 required notices have to be displayed wherever an interview takes place, even if you have the federal labor law posters elsewhere on the premises.   To simplify this task for you, we created the Applicant Edition of our federal poster. This poster is conveniently smaller (12″x18″) than the traditional federal labor law posters, and only consists of the 3 mandatory federal notices that you need for compliance in an interview space. You can check out our blog article about the Federal Applicant Poster for more information.

Q: Do I need to post a Federal Contractor Poster?

A: The  Federal Contractor Poster is required for federal contractors and/or subcontractors. This federal labor law poster contains laws enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor that include:

  • Notice of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • Worker Rights Under Executive Order 13658: Federal Minimum Wage for Contractors
  • Notice to Employees Working on Government Contracts (SCA/Walsh-Healey)
  • Notice to All Employees Working on Federal or Federally Financed Construction Projects (Davis-Bacon)

Q: When was the most recent mandatory change to the federal labor law posters?

A: The most recent mandatory change was pertaining to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Military family leave coverage was expanded under the Final Rule for FMLA issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, which went into effect March 8, 2013.

Q: I hear there was an update to the OSHA poster in June, 2015. Am I required to update my federal labor law posters?

A: Yes, there was a change to the OSHA poster, but it was not a mandatory change. Previous versions of the federal labor law posters do not need to be updated.

With labor law and compliance posters constantly changing and updating, questions like these about compliance are bound to come up. Poster Compliance Center has you covered by providing you with the most current information and the best compliance products in the industry. Whether you need to update your  federal labor law posters,  or you want to cover your entire business network with our easy and guaranteed labor law poster service, we are your reliable resource for all of your compliance needs and questions!

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