State and federal regulations require employers to post certain notices in plain view for their employees to see. The purpose for these postings is to make sure employees are aware of their rights under various laws, and failing to post them could have legal ramifications. Here, we’ll go over some of the labor law posters that Illinois employers have to display.
Most employers in the state of Illinois are required to display the following posters.
Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws
This poster includes information on various employment laws, including:
- The Wage Payment and Collection Act
- Child Labor Law
- Minimum Wage Law
- Equal Pay Act
- Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act
- One Day Rest in Seven Act
Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA)
This posting gives employees key information on VESSA, which provides protections for victims of domestic or sexual violence, including rules for time off from work and discrimination.
Workers’ Compensation Notice
This notice includes information on the rights of injured workers as well as the procedures they must follow when filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Occupational Safety & Health Act
Illinois’ OSHA poster outlines the rights of employees and the responsibilities of employers with respect to workplace safety.
Unemployment Insurance Benefits Notice
The Unemployment Insurance Benefits Notice gives employees information on filing unemployment claims.
Emergency Care for Choking Notice
Provides visual instructions on how to help someone who is choking.
Smoke Free Illinois Act Notice
A simple sign that lets employees know that smoking is prohibited within 15 feet of an entrance.
Pregnancy Rights Notice
Provides information to employees regarding their employer’s obligation to accommodate pregnancy under Public Act 98-1050, which is an amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act.
Typical federal posters include the following.
Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law
This notice shows information on discrimination and equal employment opportunity laws, including protected applicants and employees.
Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Poster
Federal contractors need to display this notice, which outlines employee rights with respect to their rights to disclose their pay.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Minimum Wage Poster
Displays information on minimum wage, overtime, child labor, and other matters covered by the FLSA.
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
Explains the rights of employees under EPPA, which prohibits the use of lie detectors by employers on employees.
Employee Rights Under the Family Medical Leave Act
Outlines the benefits, entitlements, requirements, and protections afforded under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Your Rights Under USERRA
This notice gives information on the rights of workers who leave in order to serve in the military and other uniformed services.
How to Display Posters
These posters must be displayed in a conspicuous area where notices are typically placed, such as in a break room or common meeting area. Employees and applicants for employment should be able to see them clearly.
Note that additional postings may apply to specific industries, such as contractors or organizations that handle government contracts. There are numerous laws that require visible notices, and making sure you have all of them adequately displayed is important to minimizing liability.