How can I ensure my employees are informed of their rights?
Your workers need to know about their workplace rights. You have the responsibility to inform your workers of their rights by providing notices and/or posting them in the workplace. The U.S. Department of Labor provides free electronic copies of all required notices and posters, and many are available in multiple languages. You do not have to pay for Labor Department posters.
You can take the following steps to learn about required workplace posters:
- Use the elaws FirstStep Poster Advisor to determine which posters you’re required to display. After asking a few questions about the size and nature of your business, the Advisor will provide you with a list of required posters and let you download and print them.
- If you already know which posters you must display, visit the Labor Department’s central Workplace Posters webpage.
- Get answers to frequently asked questions about the posters.
It is important to note that not all employers are covered by all laws administered by the Labor Department and may not be required to display certain posters. For example, some small businesses aren’t covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and aren’t required to display its associated poster, because it applies only to employers with a certain number of employees within a certain area.
Please note that these resources only address Federal poster requirements from the Labor Department. Some states also have their own workplace poster requirements. For information on these requirements, please contact your individual state Labor Office.