Federal Posters Required
Topic: Notices (Posting)
Type: Guidance

The following list outlines posters required by federal employment law and regulations.

For a detailed list of notices required by state, see the Notices (Postings) Laws, by State comparison chart.

Statute
Coverage
Basic Requirements
Official Form
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) Employers engaged in interstate commerce with 20 or more employees Prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of age 40 or over. Consolidated EEO poster*

Must be prominently displayed where it can be seen by applicants and employees.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Employers with 15 or more employees engaged in interstate commerce; also employment agencies Prohibits employment discrimination on basis of disability. Consolidated EEO poster

Must be prominently displayed where it can be readily seen by applications and employees. Notice must include information on the employer's reasonable accommodation obligations.

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Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) Employers engaged in interstate commerce with 15 or more employees Prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Consolidated EEO poster

Must be prominently displayed where it can be seen by applicants and employees.

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Davis-Bacon Act Employers with public construction contracts for $2,000 or more Requires payment of prevailing minimum wage in area. Notice to All Employees Working on Federal or Federally Financed Construction Projects

Requires prominent posting informing employees of minimum wage, overtime and apprentice rates of pay.

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Employee Polygraph Protection Act All employers engaged in interstate commerce (i.e., virtually all employers) Bars lie detector tests to screen job applicants; limits employers' use of lie detector tests for current employees. Notice: Employee Polygraph Protection Act

Must be prominently posted in every workplace, conspicuous to employees and applicants.

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Equal Pay Act of 1963 Employers engaged in interstate commerce (i.e., virtually all employers) Requires equal pay for substantially equal work regardless of sex. Consolidated EEO poster

Must be prominently displayed where it can be seen by applicants and employees.

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Executive Order 11246 as amended Federal government contractors/subcontractors and contractors under federally assisted construction contracts Prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Consolidated EEO poster

Must be prominently displayed where it can be seen by applicants and employees.

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Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Employers engaged in interstate commerce (i.e., virtually all employers) Employers engaged in interstate commerce (i.e., virtually all employers) Consolidated EEO poster

Must be prominently displayed where it can be seen by applicants and employees.

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Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Employers with 50 or more employees Requires covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for a birth or adoption, to care for a close family member with a serious health condition, for an employee's own serious health condition, and when a family member is called up to or on active military service. The FMLA also provides 26 weeks of unpaid leave in a single 12-month period for an employee caring for a family member recovering from an illness or injury suffered while on active military duty. Employee Rights and Responsibilities Under the FMLA

Poster must be provided by U.S. Department of Labor. Must be posted in conspicuous place where applicants and employees can see it. Must be posted in all locations, even if there are no eligible employees at the location.

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Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act All public employers, private employers with 15 or more employees, employment agencies, and labor organizations. Prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants on the basis of genetic information about the employee, applicant, or their family members. Consolidated EEO poster

Must be prominently displayed where it can be seen by applicants and employees.

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Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Act

Agricultural employers, agricultural associations, and farm labor contractors Protects migrant and seasonal workers by establishing employment standards related to wages, housing, transportation, disclosures, and recordkeeping, and requires farm labor contractors to register with the U.S. Department of Labor. Notice: Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Act

Versions of poster prepared by U.S. Department of Labor must be conspicuously displayed at the place of employment.

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National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) Employers covered by the NLRA

Note: Most private sector employers are covered by the NLRA, whether or not they are unionized
Protects employee rights under the law, including the right to join a union and to engage in concerted activity to improve wages and working conditions. Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act

Should be posted in a conspicuous place, where other notifications of workplace rights and employer rules and policies are posted, including on an Internet or intranet if appropriate.

If 20% of employees speak a language other than English, the notice must be posted in that language as well. (Will be provided by NLRB.)

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Notice to Workers with Disabilities Paid at Special Minimum Wage Employers with disabled employees working under special minimum wage certificates authorized under FLSA, McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act, or Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act Allows certain employers with disabled employees to be paid a special minimum wage. Notice to Workers with Disabilities Paid at Special Minimum Wage

Must be placed in conspicuous place where disabled employees and their parents or guardians can read it.

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Occupational Safety and Health Act Employers engaged in interstate commerce Requires employers to provide employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards. You Have a Right to a Safe and Healthful Workplace: It's the Law! ***

Must be conspicuous. In addition, must post copy of OSHA 300A for previous year from February through April.

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Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Federal government contractors and subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a contract of $10,000 or more Prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of disability; requires affirmative action to employ and advance the disabled. Consolidated EEO poster

Must be prominently displayed where it can be seen by applicants and employees.

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Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) All employers Governs leave and reinstatement requirements for military personnel, including specific requirements for protected leave and rules for benefits employees are entitled to during military leave. Your Rights Under USERRA

Employers may provide the notice by posting it where employee notices are customarily placed.

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Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974 Federal government contractors, subcontractors, and employers holding federally assisted contracts with a contract of $50,000 or more Prohibits employment discrimination against Vietnam-era veterans; requires affirmative action to qualified veterans. Consolidated EEO poster ****

Must be prominently displayed where it can be seen by applicants and employees.

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Walsh-Healey Act (Service Contracts Act) Federal government contracts and subcontractors with 50 or more employees and contracts of $10,000 or more Sets minimum wages and overtime requirements, health and safety rules, and fringe benefits.
Notice to Employees Working on Government Contracts

Must be posted in sufficient number of places so that employees may observe on way to and from work.

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Workforce Investment Act

(WIA) – EEO Provisions
Entities receiving financial assistance under Title I of the WIA Establishes one-stop system for job-training, education or other employment related services to employed and unemployed adults, dislocated workers, and low-income youth. Specific wording in 29 CFR Sec. 37.20 regarding nondiscrimination in training. Must be prominently posted in reasonable numbers and places (and disseminated in memos, handbooks, other communications to participants, applicants, employees, and all who participate in the company or organization.)

* Available from: U.S. EEOC, Publishing and Information, 1-800-669-3362.

** Available through: Wage Hour Online Publication Ordering.

*** Available through: OSHA Publications.

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