Minnesota Notices (Posting) laws & HR compliance analysis

Minnesota Notices (Posting): What you need to know

Minnesota requires that all employers post several notices in the workplace, informing employees of their rights and obligations under various employment laws. The notices must be placed conspicuously and in enough places to be easily seen by employees as they enter and exit the workplace. Most of Minnesota's mandatory posters are available online from the Department of Labor and Industry at http://www.dli.mn.gov.
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Minnesota employers must post the following notices conspicuously in the workplace:
Discriminatory practices. Employers must post a notice defining the mandatory retirement age and prohibited employment discriminatory actions under the state Age Discrimination Act (MN Stat. Sec. 181.81).
Drug and alcohol testing. If an employer adopts a drug and alcohol testing policy, it must post notices informing employees of the policy. The poster must generally describe the policy and must inform employees and job applicants that copies of the policy are available for inspection during work hours (MN Stat. Sec. 181.952).
Parental leave. Employers may post a notice of employee rights under the state's parental leave law. This is an optional poster (MN Stat. Sec. 181.9436).
Personnel records. Employers must provide new hires with a written notice of the rights granted to employees under Minnesota's personnel records law (MN Stat. Sec. 181.9631).
Safety and health. Employers must post notices informing employees of their rights under the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Act to have a workplace free from hazards that are likely to cause death or serious injury (MN Stat. Sec. 182.658).
Smoking. Employers must post "No Smoking," "Smoking Permitted," or "Smoking Is Prohibited Except in ...

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