All California businesses with at least one employee are required to display certain notices advising employees of their rights in the workplace. These mandatory federal and state labor law posters must appear in conspicuous places accessible to all employees. Labor laws change frequently, and it is the employer’s responsibility to make sure posters are up-to-date.
What Labor Law Posters are required for my business in California?
In California, all employers must meet workplace posting obligations.
The Department of Industrial Relations of California requires employers to post information related to wages, hours and working conditions in an area frequently visited by employees.
May an employee agree to work for less than the minimum wage?
No. The minimum wage is an obligation of the employer and cannot be waived by any agreement, including collective bargaining agreements. Any remedial legislation written for the protection of employees may not be violated by agreement between the employer and employee.
What is California Minimum Wage?
Effective January 1, 2020, the minimum wage for all industries was $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $13 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
Where can I download free California Labor Law Posters?
There are limited sources where you can download required labor law posters free of charge. Two of them are federal and state agencies. However most of the states websites are not user friendly and confusing. All mandatory, industry related and recommended posters can be conveniently downloaded on this page. Downloaded labor law posters meet an employer’s legal obligation.
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Mandatory California Labor Law Posters
| Posting|| Additional Information|| Who Must Post
|Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) wage orders||IWC wage orders regulate wages, hours and working conditions and are numbered by industry or occupation group. Not sure which order you need? Use the alphabetical index of businesses and occupations to make that determination. Labor Code section 1183(d)||All employers|
|Minimum wage (state)||Sets forth California's minimum wage. Also available in: Spanish||All employers|
|Paid sick leave||Provides information about paid sick leave entitlement and usage. Assembly Bill 1522||All employers|
|Payday notice||Must specify the regular paydays and the time and place of payment. An employer-developed notice is permitted. Labor Code section 207||All employers|
|Safety and health protection on the job||Contains pertinent information regarding safety rules and regulations. Also available in: Spanish Labor Code section 6328; Poster print date: October 2017||All employers|
|Emergency phone numbers||Lists emergency responders' phone numbers. Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Construction Safety Orders section 1512 (e)||All employers|
|Access to medical and exposure records||Provides information about rights of employees working with hazardous/toxic substances. Also available in: Spanish Title 8, California Code of Regulations, General Industry Safety Order section 3204||All employers using hazardous or toxic substances|
|Operating Rules for Industrial Trucks||Employers using industrial trucks shall post and enforce a set of operating rules. Also available in: Spanish Title 8, California Code of Regulations, General Industry Safety Order section 3664; Poster print date: August 2011||Employers operating forklifts and other types of industrial trucks or tow tractors|
|Notice to employees -- injuries caused by work||Advises employees of workers' compensation benefits. Claims administrators and employers need to revise the notice they are currently using and send it to the DWC administrative director for review and approval or they may download and use this version. NOTE: Employers may obtain professionally printed copies of the poster and workers' comp claim form from their claims administrator. Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Division of Workers' Compensation section 9881||All employers|
|Notice of workers' compensation carrier and coverage||States the name of the employer's current compensation insurance carrier, or the fact that the employer is self-insured. Obtained from the employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier. Labor Code section 3550||All employers|
|Whistleblower protections||Must be prominently displayed in lettering larger than size 14 type and include a list of employee rights and responsibilities under the whistleblower laws, including the telephone number of the whistleblower hotline maintained by the office of the California Attorney General. The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has prepared a sample posting that it believes meets the requirements of Labor Code Section 1102.8(a), except for being larger than size 14 type. To view this sample, click here (Pdf) (Doc). This sample is not the only option though, as employers are free to develop their own posting. Labor Code section 1102.8||All employers|
|No smoking signage||Signage must be posted designating where smoking is prohibited/permitted in a place of employment. This law is enforced by local law enforcement agencies. Labor Code section 6404.5(c)(1)||All employers|
|Log and summary of occupational injuries and illnesses||Form 300 is for logging recordable injuries, form 301 is for collecting details and form 300A is the annual summary form. All three forms are available in various downloadable formats with instructions on the Cal/OSHA publications page. Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Division of Labor Statistics and Research sections 14300 et seq.||Employers with 11 or more employees in the previous year|
|Farm labor contractor statement of pay rates||Reference DLSE poster 445. Must be displayed prominently where work is to be performed and on all vehicles used by the licensee for transportation of employees. Must be at least 12 inches high and 10 inches wide. The downloaded version of this posting may not comply with the law as it may not be at least 12 inches high and 10 inches wide. Labor Code section 1695(7)||Farm labor contractors licensed by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE)|
|Required Workplace Posting for All California Barbering and Cosmetology Licensees||Also available in: Spanish Vietnamese Korean Labor Code Section 98.10||All licensed barbers and cosmetologists|
|Prevailing wage rate determinations||The body awarding any contract for public work or otherwise undertaking any public work shall cause a copy of the prevailing wage determination for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to execute the contract to be posted at each job site. Labor Code section 1773.2||Public works awarding bodies and contractors|