All New York 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.
Where can I download New York 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 state 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.
What Labor Law Posters are required for my business in New York State?
In New York, all employers must meet workplace posting obligations.
The New York State Department of Labor requires New York employers to display specific minimum wages in addition to the New York state poster.
Potential Penalties for Failure to Comply
Costly fines are the penalty for failing to display the proper labor law posters. Each infraction carries its own penalty price tag. For example, on the Federal level, the maximum penalty for violating the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posting requirement is $12,675. On the State level, failure to display the Cal/OSHA safety and health protection poster carries a $7,000 fine.
Mandatory New York Labor Laws to Display
|Construction Industry Fair Play Act||New York State Labor Law||Construction industry employers must post a notice about the Fair Play Act on the job site. Workers must be able to see and access the posting.||Construction Industry Fair Play Act|
|Criminal Convictions Records||New York State Labor Law||Use of correctional records for employment. As of February 1, 2009, employers must post a copy of Article 23-A of the correction law relating to the employment of people with a criminal conviction. Workers must be able to see and access the posting.||Download a copy of Article 23-A|
|Discrimination||New York State Human Rights Law (Executive Law, Article 15)||Discrimination based on Race, Creed, Age, Color, Disability, National Origin, Sex or Marital Status is Prohibited... (in English and Spanish)||New York State Division of Human Rights
|Minimum Wage||New York State Labor Law||Attention Employees Minimum Wage Information|
Every employer engaged in the sale or service of food or beverages must post BOTH of the following:
LS 605 - Deductions from Wages (Section 193 of the NYS Labor Law).
LS 204 Tip Appropriation (Section 196-d of the NYS Labor Law).
|New York State Department of Labor, Division of Labor Standards
Minimum Wage poster
|Safety & Health*||New York State Labor Law||Job Safety & Health Protection |
Same as federal requirement.
Public employers must post You have a right to know!
|New York State Department of Labor, Division of Safety & Health Public Employees Job Safety & Health Protection Poster|
|Public Work / Prevailing Wage Rates ||New York State Labor Law Article 8 ||The current Prevailing Rate Schedule must be: |
Posted on the site of the public work project where workers can see and access it
Encased in, or made of, weatherproof materials
Titled "PREVAILING RATE OF WAGES" in letters at least 2" x 2"
|Department of Jurisdiction (Contracting Agency)|
|Public Work Project||New York State Labor Law Article 8||NYS Labor Law requires contractors and subcontractors to post a notice that includes: |
The telephone number and address for the Department of Labor
A statement informing laborers, workers or mechanics of their right to contact the Department of Labor if he/she is not receiving the proper prevailing rate of wages and/or supplements for his/her particular job classification.
They must post this notice at the start of every public work contract on each job site.
|New York State Department of Labor, Bureau of Public Work|
|Unemployment Insurance||New York State Unemployment Insurance Law||Notice to Employees (IA 133)||New York State Department of Registration Subsection State Office Building Campus Albany, NY 12240-0339
Phone: (518) 485-8589
|Workers' Compensation and Disability Benefits||New York State Workers' Compensation Law||Notice of Compliance (White) for Workers' Compensation|
Notice of Compliance (Blue) For Disability Benefits
|Supplied by employer's insurance carrier.|
|Smoking||New York State Clean Indoor Air Act||Employers must post No Smoking signs or the international No Smoking symbol in every place where the act prohibits or restricts smoking.||For more information on the Clean Indoor Air Act call 402-7600 or 1-800-458-1158 X27600.|
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