Some of the statutes and regulations enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) require that notices be provided to employees and/or posted in the workplace. DOL provides free electronic copies of the required posters and some of the posters are available in languages other than English.
Please note that 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.
The elaws Poster Advisor can be used to determine which poster(s) employers are required to display at their place(s) of business. Posters, available in English and other languages, may be downloaded free of charge and printed directly from the Advisor. If you already know which poster(s) you are required to display, see below to download and print the appropriate poster(s) free of charge.
The FirstStep Poster Advisor is one of a series of elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) Advisors developed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under Federal employment laws. To view the entire list of elaws Advisors please visit the elaws website.
Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Poster
Every employer subject to the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) shall post and keep posted on its premises a notice explaining the Act, as prescribed by the Secretary of Labor. Such notice must be posted in a prominent and conspicuous place in every establishment of the employer where it can readily be observed by employees and applicants for employment.
The EPPA poster is available in English and Spanish. Posting of the EPPA poster in Spanish is optional.
The Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 (EPPA) generally prevents private sector employers from using lie detector tests, either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment, with certain exceptions.
Certified Automotive Recycler
The professional automotive recycling industry places significant emphasis on the importance of certification, and for over 20 years the CAR Program has provided professional automotive recyclers with a set of standards for general business practices, environmental and safety issues. The program is one of the cornerstones of ARA and industry partners recognize CAR certified automotive recyclers as market leaders. The standards of excellence address compliance issues facing for professional auto recyclers. Guidance articles can be found at https://aracertification.com/
The US Department of Labor requires certain information to be posted for employees' awareness of fair labor law.
Some signs are required, and others are recommended. Every employer covered by the non-discrimination and EEO laws is required to post on its premises the poster, "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law." Most state labor departments compiled workplace appropriate signs, available to download or by request, which include state and federal required labor and employment law notices.
The CAR standards of excellence asks:
Is the required Department of Labor Employee Information Signage posted?
Good and proper signage can establish the credentials of the business; explain warranties, policies, and sale conditions; instruct employees (such as how to clean up a spill); provide advertising; identify association memberships (such as ARA or CAR); and create an interesting and pleasant environment for both employees and customers.
WHAT TO DO:
1. Provide appropriate signage to establish the credibility of the business. (Examples: business license, sales permit)
2. Provide signs to address safety concerns, such as ‘Spill Kit', ‘Do Not Enter',
and ‘Floor Slippery When Wet'.
3. Do not display signs that include off-color jokes, offensive statements or pictures,
or other items that some people may consider to be in poor taste.
4. Keep signs up-to-date and in good repair.
5. Display appropriate signage recognizing membership in ARA and CAR.
The CAR standards of excellence asks:
Are signs and pictures in reception area in good taste and of a positive tone?