Poster Requirements for Minnesota Employers
Minnesota employers are subject to both Federal and State laws that require the display of information regarding the rights of employees. Some requirements depend on the type of employer, while some apply to nearly all employers. This is a brief list of poster requirements different employers must satisfy. The notices must be placed conspicuously and in enough places to be easily seen by employees as they enter and exit the workplace.
The following Federal requirements apply to employers having employees who are covered by the relevant act.
Fair Labor Standards Act Poster
Every private, federal, state and local government employer employing an employee subject to the FLSA must post this notice. Employees are covered by the FLSA if their “enterprise” has an annual dollar volume of sales or business done of at least $500,000, or if the enterprise is a hospital, business providing medical or nursing care, school or preschool, or government agency. Additionally, employees are covered when their work involves them in interstate commerce. Because of the broad application of the FLSA, nearly all employers must display the FLSA poster.
Your Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act Poster
Public agencies, public and private secondary and elementary schools, and private sector employers who employ 50 or more employees in 20 or more work weeks and who are engaged in commerce or any industry affecting commerce are required to post this notice.
Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law Poster
This requirement is only for entities holding federal contracts or subcontracts or federally assisted contracts of $10,000 or more, financial institutions which are issuing and paying agents for U.S. savings bonds and savings notes, depositories of federal funds or entities having government bills of lading.
Employee Polygraph Protection Act Poster
Any employer engaged in or affecting commerce or in the production of goods for commerce must display this poster. The requirement does not apply to federal, state and local governments, or to circumstances covered by the national defense and security exemption.
Job Safety and Health Protection Poster
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires private employers engaged in a business affecting commerce to post this notice. However, employers in states with OSHA-approved state plans (such as Minnesota) should post the state poster.
National Labor Relations Board Poster
As of right now, there is no posting requirement until legal issues are resolved. There may be a requirement established in the future.
Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act Poster
This requirement applies to agricultural employers, agricultural associations, and farm labor contractors.
Notice to All Employees Working on Federal or Federally Financed Construction Projects Poster
Any contractor/subcontractor engaged in contracts in excess of $2,000 for the actual construction, alteration/repair of a public building or public work or building or work financed in whole or in part from federal funds, federal guarantee, or federal pledge which is subject to the labor standards provisions of any of the acts listed in 29 CFR 5.1 must display this poster
Notice to Employees Working on Government Contracts
Every contractor or subcontractor engaged in a contract with the United States or the District of Columbia in excess of $2,500 the principal purpose of which is to furnish services in the U.S. through the use of service employees must display this poster.
Employer Rights for Workers with Disabilities Poster
Covers workers employed under the special minimum wage certificates authorized by section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Your Rights Under USERRA Poster
Applies to workers covered by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws
Federal contractors and subcontractors must display this poster in plants and offices where employees covered by the NLRA perform contract-related activity
These posters are described in more detail and are available from the Department of Labor website at http://www.dol.gov/oasam/boc/osdbu/sbrefa/poster/matrix.htm
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry requires all Minnesota employers to display five posters.
Age Discrimination Poster
Wage and Overtime Laws Poster
Workers’ Compensation Poster
Safety and Health Protection on the Job Poster
Posting this notice satisfies the Federal OSHA requirement, as mentioned above.
Unemployment Insurance Benefits Poster
Also, if an employer adopts a drug and alcohol testing policy, it must post notices informing employees of the policy.
A useful site for downloading these posters is the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry site at http://www.dli.mn.gov/LS/Posters.asp