All About Department of Labor Posters

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) requires United States businesses in all different industries to conspicuously hang Department of Labor posters relevant to the health, safety, and protection of their employees in an area where all employees may see them. DOL posters must be placed according to federal and state regulations.

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Here's what's required

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) requires employers to display six DOL posters in their employees’ place of work. 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 Department of Labor 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 issues such as minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor, tip credit, and nursing mothers. This DOL poster also addresses details about enforcement of policy. Federal law requires employers to display the FLSA minimum wage poster where employees are able to see it.


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 U.S. states operate their own state OSHA plans in accordance with the federal OSH Act; Poster Compliance Center can help you figure out whether your company resides in a state that must abide by the OSH Act or a state plan. 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.


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO is the Law 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 is the Law poster created by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEO poster states the federal law 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.

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA Poster)

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, known as USERRA, was established in order to provide job protection to persons who had been in the military uniformed services. Employers must display the USERRA U.S. Department of Labor poster in their employees’ place of work or distribute the notice to employees.


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.


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.

What DOL posters are required by my state?

Department of Labor required posters vary by state; whatever state your business resides in 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 required DOL posters for all U.S. states. Call one of our poster experts today at (800) 322-3636. We’ll help you figure out exactly what your company needs to display in order to be compliant with your state’s labor law posting requirements.

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 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.

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