Overview. Detailed discussion is provided below on selected, broadly applicable state employment poster and notice requirements.
Please note that additional poster and notice requirements and best practices may apply, particularly in industrial workplaces, healthcare and educational facilities, and other workplaces with unique or specific needs.
Many federal statutes also require notices and posters in the workplace.
Additional information on these federal requirements is available.
Caution: The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has issued an opinion letter stating that employers must post notices at all work locations when they have employees at numerous worksites. One posting at the employer's central location is insufficient.
The NYSDOL also stated that a poster informing employees of the location of a binder containing all workplace posters would not be acceptable. An earlier opinion letter rejected the electronic posting of workplace notices (NYS DOL Op. Letter No. RO-10-0118 (Feb. 3, 2011)).
Thus, employers must be sure to post all required notices at each location where employees work.