California Notices (Posting) laws & compensation compliance analysis

California Notices (Posting): What you need to know

California requires that employers post a number of notices informing workers of their rights and obligations under various employment laws. The notices must be placed conspicuously enough to be seen easily by employees as they enter or exit the workplace.
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Many of the required posters and notices are made available to employers by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). To download copies of the notices, see
California Drug-Free Workplace Act. Employers that are awarded any state service contract or grant from any state agency must provide a notice in a conspicuous place telling employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the person's or organization's workplace and specifying the actions that will be taken against employees for violations of the prohibition (CA Gov. Code Sec. 8355, Sec. 8356).
Child labor. Farm employers with employees under the age of 18 are required to post conspicuously, in English and Spanish, a notice stating that minor children may work on the premises only with work permits and only if legally permitted to do so (CA Educ. Code Sec. 49140).
Discrimination. Employers with five or more workers must post form DFEH 162 containing a notice of the provisions of the Fair Employment and Housing Act, including information about the illegality of sexual harassment. This form is available at
If the workforce includes 10 percent or more non-English-speaking persons, the information must be translated into the appropriate foreign languages. The federal poster, Equal Opportunity is ...

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California Notices (Posting) Resources

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Checklists Posting Required Notices Checklist
Forms Notice of Pay Details (California)
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