Alabama Labor Law Posters

Employers are required to display both state and federal labor and employment posters. This means that employers must post certain notices in their workplaces so employees have access to information about the applicable labor laws. These posters, also known as workplace postings or workplace compliance posters, can be downloaded for free from our website.


Posting Requirements

The type of posters you are required to post will be determined by:

  • The nature of your business
  • The number of employees
  • The primary language spoken by your employees
  • Whether you employ people with disabilities
  • Whether you employ minors

All notices must be posted in a conspicuous place so that they can be seen and read by employees. Failure to post notices can result in stiff penalties and possible fines.

Don't forget to visit our federal poster page to see if you require additional posters specific to your organization.

Mandatory for All Alabama Employers

Workers' Compensation Notice

The “Workers’ Compensation” Notice states that workers in this establishment are covered by the Alabama Unemployment Compensation Law. The notice provides space to write who the workers’ compensation carrier is and how to contact them.

This poster must be posted in at least one conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AL Employers.

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Your Job Insurance–Unemployment Compensation

The Unemployment Compensation “Your Job Insurance” Poster states that an employee may be entitled to unemployment benefits if: (1) You become totally or partially unemployed under conditions defined by law and you are otherwise eligible and qualified for benefits and (2) you are separated from your job through no fault of your own.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AL Employers.

[English]

Alabama Child Labor Laws

The “Alabama Child Labor Laws” Poster contains information on child labor laws in Alabama, which includes work hours restrictions.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AL Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Alabama Clean Indoor Air Act

The “Alabama Clean Indoor Air Act” states that no person shall smoke in a public place or at a public meeting except as otherwise provided.

This prohibition does not apply in any of the following places:

  • Bars and lounges;
  • Retail tobacco stores and tobacco businesses;
  • Limousines used under private hire by an individual or corporation;
  • Hotel and motel rooms rented to guests, except for those rooms designated by the hotels and motels as "no smoking" rooms;
  • Smoking by patients in a chemical dependency treatment program or mental health program may be allowed in a separated well-ventilated area pursuant to a policy established by the administrator of the program that identifies circumstances in which prohibiting smoking would interfere with the treatment of persons recovering from chemical dependency or mental illness.

For locations that do not have smoking prohibitions, any no smoking areas must be designated as “no smoking” rooms.

Employees or the actual employer may designate non-smoking areas but need to post signage communicating this.

“No Smoking” sign or signs, or the international “No Smoking” symbol, which consists of a pictorial representation of a burning cigarette enclosed in a circle with a bar across, shall be prominently posted and properly maintained where smoking is prohibited by this chapter, by the owner, operator, manager, or other person in charge of the facility.

“Smoking Area” signs shall also be posted as appropriate in public places.

Required for: All AL Employers.

Federally Mandated

OSHA - Job Safety & Health Protection: It's the Law

The “Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law” Poster informs workers of their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Employers in states operating OSHA-approved state plans should obtain and post the state’s equivalent poster.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AL Employers.

[English] [Spanish] [Polish] [Portuguese]

Family and Medical Leave Act

The “Family and Medical Leave Act” entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees and applicants for employment can readily see it. It may also be posted electronically if all other requirements have been met, but the electronic posting cannot replace the physical posters.

Required for: All AL Employers.

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Employee Polygraph Protection Act

The "Employee Polygraph Protection Act" (EPPA) generally prevents private sector employers from using lie detector tests, either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment, with certain exceptions. Employers generally may not require or request any employee or job applicant to take a lie detector test, or discharge, discipline, or discriminate against an employee or job applicant for refusing to take a test.

EPPA excludes federal, state, and local government agencies from the Act's coverage, with respect to public employees. Lie detector tests may also be administered by the Federal Government to employees of Federal contractors engaged in national security intelligence or counterintelligence functions.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees and applicants for employment can readily see it.

Required for: All AL Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Executive Order 11246 (E.O. 11246), also known as the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” Poster prohibits certain Federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Additionally, it protects applicants and employees from discriminatory discipline, including firing, for asking about, discussing, or disclosing their pay or the pay of their co-workers. E.O. 11246 also requires covered government contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment.

Post copies of the poster, supplement, and provision in conspicuous places available to employees, applicants for employment, and send to representatives of labor organizations with which there is a collective bargaining agreement.

Required for: All AL Employers.

[English] [Spanish] [Chinese] [Arabic]

FLSA - Federal Minimum Wage

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, state, and local governments. The FLSA requires employers to pay covered nonexempt employees a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 per hour.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AL Employers.

Large Posters: [English] [Spanish] [Chinese] [Russian] [Thai] [Hmong] [Vietnamese] [Korean] [Polish]

Small Posters: [English] [Spanish]

USERRA - Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

Employers are required to provide to persons entitled to the rights and benefits under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), a notice of the rights, benefits, and obligations of such persons and such employers under USERRA.

Employers may provide the notice, "Your Rights Under USERRA", by posting it where employee notices are customarily placed. However, employers are free to provide the notice to employees in other ways that will minimize costs if the full text of the notice is provided (e.g., by handing or mailing out the notice, or distributing the notice via electronic mail).

Required for: All AL Employers.

[English]

Mandatory for Some Alabama Employers

This Organization Participates in E-Verify

The “This Organization Participates in E-Verify” Poster informs employees that this employer will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S. 

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AL Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English/Spanish]

If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away

The “If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away” Poster from the Department of Justice informs employees that if they have the skills, experience, and legal right to work, their citizenship or immigration status shouldn’t merit discrimination in the workplace. This poster also provides contact information for the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).  

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AL Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

Recommended

IRS Withholding Notice

Publication 213, the “IRS Withholding Notice”, is a bulletin board poster advising workers to consider whether they need to file a new Form W-4 with their employer, including options that would affect that decision like marriage or divorce, changing your name, gaining or losing a dependent, or changes to your income. 

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

[English]

Unemployment Compensation Fraud

The “Unemployment Compensation Fraud is a Crime” Poster gives examples of fraud and fraud penalties. It also includes contact information needed to report fraud.

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

[English]

Unemployment Compensation Partials

The “Temporarily Laid Off?” Poster states that you may ask your employer to file a claim for partial benefits if you are working and earning less than your usual weekly gross earnings for full-time employment. Under current administrative rules, employers are allowed to file partial claims up to three consecutive weeks.

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

[English]

Workers' Compensation Fraud

The “Workers' Compensation Fraud” Poster includes the five different types of workers’ compensation fraud, provides examples, and describes the penalties for someone who makes a false claim to obtain workers’ compensation.

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

[English]

Workplace Violence Prevention

The “Workplace Violence Prevention” Poster guides employers and employers in avoiding workplace violence. It is divided into sections that detail how to protect yourself, recognizing warning signs, and knowing your rights. A section is also dedicated to the firearm laws of Alabama in accordance with employer laws.

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

[English]

Alabama Human Trafficking

The “Alabama Human Trafficking” Poster provides information on human trafficking and the phone number for the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

[English]