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How to Get Required Labor Law Posters

Posted: December 2, 2004

Every employer in Pennsylvania is required to have a place where posters with information about labor laws and programs can be easily viewed and read by employees. Employers who do not post this information could be fined.

With that in mind, I thought it was a good time to offer a friendly reminder and some help about where to obtain these posters and which ones you need.

Pennsylvania's Department of Labor and Industry has a listing of these posters available for you to access directly at the Department of Labor and Industry web site (http://www.dli.state.pa.us/landi/cwp/view.asp?a=125&Q=63528&landiPNavCtr=|1065|#1309). Don't want to type all that in? Go to the Department of Labor and Industry home page (http://www.dli.state.pa.us/), look for the "Quick Links" heading and click on "Labor Law Compliance." Then click "Mandatory Workplace Postings," and it will take you to the list. This list has all the forms you need for Pennsylvania and links that will let you download and print them. For those of you without web access you can call (717) 787-4671 to get the posters.

The website for the Federal posters can be accessed from the Pennsylvania site, or you can go directly to the U.S. Department of Labor web site (http://www.dol.gov/osbp/sbrefa/poster/main.htm). You can download and print the federal posters English or Spanish. For those of you who need to call, use this number: 1-866-4-USA-DOL to reach the Department of Labor's hotline.

For those of you who would rather just order them altogether from a private company you can do that too. Just go to your web browser and search for "Labor Posters." Hundreds of links will come up from private firms that will send you complete packages that are customized for your state. Some of them offer laminated copies and some offer them in different languages. It looks like these packages cost between $20 and $30.

Richard E. Stup, Senior Extension Associate
Human Resource Specialist, Penn State Dairy Alliance
Dairy Alliance is a Penn State Cooperative Extension Initiative