The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) posting requirements vary by statute; that is, not all employers are covered by each of the Department’s statutes and thus may not be required to post a specific notice. For example, some small businesses may not be covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act and thus would not be subject to the Act’s posting requirements. For those employers who are covered DOL requires that the notice be posted in a conspicuous place or in a frequently visited area of their office where all employees can view it.

Here’s what’s required

The U.S. Department of Labor requires employers to display six DOL posters.

When you order your Federal Labor Law Poster from Poster Compliance Center you’ll get an all-in-one poster that includes all of the required notices below:


  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Minimum Wage Poster Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. The Department of Labor’s FLSA poster addresses minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor, tip credit, and nursing mothers. This Department of Labor poster further addresses details about enforcement of the FLSA minimum wage poster.
    • Who Must Post: Every private, federal, state, and local government employer employing any employee subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA Poster)
    The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) informs employees of their rights in their place of employment. Some states operate their own state OSHA plans in accordance with the federal OSH Act. All states that do operate under federal OSHA must hang the federal OSHA Job Safety and Health poster in a place where it is clearly visible to all employees.
    • Who must post: Private employers engaged in a business affecting commerce. It does not apply to federal, state, or political subdivisions of states.
  •  Equal Employment Opportunity (Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal Poster)
    The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Act of 1972 further promoted equal employment opportunities for workers who were citizens of the United States. Under U.S. law, employers are required to post the EEO a Law poster created by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEO poster addresses federal laws regarding job discrimination, which may be inclusive of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability, or genetic information. This poster also includes information about how employees or job applicants can take action if they think they were discriminated against by a company.
    • Who must post: Entities holding federal contracts or subcontracts or federally assisted construction contracts of more than $10,000; financial institutions which are issuing and paying agents for U.S. savings bonds and savings notes; depositories of federal funds or entities having government bills of lading.
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA Poster)
    The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) is a Federal law that establishes rights and responsibilities for uniformed service members and their civilian employers. This act protects the employment, benefits, and rights of employees in the uniformed services. Employers with businesses in the United States must display Your Rights Under USERRA notice or distribute it to their employees. Distribution methods may include written notification such as postal mail, email, or handing out the notice. Whatever distribution method is used needs to be fully informative.
    • Who must post: The full text of the notice must be provided by each employer to persons entitled to rights and benefits under USERRA.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA Poster)
    The Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) addresses policy, exemptions, examinee rights, and enforcement for polygraph tests on employees and job applicants of private companies. The EPPA poster must be posted in an employer’s place of business where employees and job applicants are able to see it.
    • Who must post: Any employer engaged in or affecting commerce or in the production of goods for commerce. It does not apply to federal, state, and local governments, or to circumstances covered by the national defense and security exemption.
  • Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA Poster)
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) addresses employee rights under the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor. The FMLA federal Department of Labor poster addresses leave entitlements, benefits, and protections, eligibility requirements, requesting leave, employer responsibilities, and policy enforcement.
    • Who must post: Public agencies (including state, local, and federal employers), public and private elementary and secondary schools, as well as private sector employers who employ 50 or more employees in 20 or more workweeks and who are engaged in commerce or in any industry or activity affecting commerce, including joint employers and successors of covered employers.


What posters are required by my state?

What is required varies by state. Each state has the authority and overall power to determine what state Department of Labor posters your business must display in your employees’ place of work.

Poster Compliance Center provides the required Department of Labor posters for all U.S. states. Find out what you need in a few easy steps with our Poster Advisor Tool. 

What If I Don’t Stay In Compliance?

Businesses that don’t stay in compliance with federal or state Department of Labor posters risk incurring fines or receiving legal complaints from employees. If the posting offense is against the federal government, your company may incur federal penalties; if you’ve breached posting requirements in your state, the state agency holds the power to determine any penalty.

Staying in compliance with both federal and state posting requirements is best for your business. The goal of the Department of Labor posters is to keep your employees informed about their health, safety, and labor rights. Mandated posters create a safer and healthier working environment for your company and your employees.