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What Workplace Notices To Employees Are Required?

Kathryn Lease Simpson, AttorneySome of the statutes and regulations enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) mandate notices be provided to employees and/or posted in the workplace. Posting requirements vary by statute; that is, not all employers are covered by each of the 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.

How do you know what notices/posters are required?  DOL provides an online questionnaire that will guide you in finding these answers (https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/posters.htm).   Follow the simple directions and you will discover what you need to provide or post. And, you do not need to spend money for commercial posters as they are available to download free of charge and you can print them directly from the Advisor. Posters are available in English and many other languages.

Postings required under Pennsylvania law are listed at the following website:  https://www.dli.pa.gov/Pages/Mandatory-Postings.aspx.