Connecticut 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

You may also obtain posters free of charge by writing to the:

Connecticut Labor Department
Wage & Workplace Standards Division
200 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield, CT 06109.

Or by calling (860) 263-6790.

Please make sure to provide your company name and address, Federal Identification Number, and Unemployment Registration Number.

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 federal posters specific to your organization.

Mandatory for All Connecticut Employers

Connecticut Wage & Workplace Administrative Regulations

The “Connecticut Wage & Workplace Administrative Regulations” Poster states Connecticut’s past and present minimum wages. It also describes other Administrative Regulations for Connecticut.

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

Required for: All CT Employers.

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Electronic Monitoring

The “Electronic Monitoring” Notice to Employees informs employees that their employer may engage in the electronic monitoring of employees’ activities or communications.

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

Required for: All CT Employers.

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Unemployment Compensation

The “Unemployment Compensation” Poster informs employees that each subject employer is required to notify their employees that they are registered with the Connecticut Unemployment Compensation Division and is paying contributions to the unemployment compensation fund.

This information shall be given to the employees by posting a sufficient number of notices, provided by the administrator, in a convenient place on the employer’s premises where they may be read by all employees.

To obtain a poster please call the CT Department of Labor at (860) 263-6550.

Required for: All CT Employers.

CONN-OSHA

The CONN-OSHA “Job Safety & Health Protection” Poster informs both employers and employees that they need to comply with CONN-OSHA regulations for their own safety.

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

Required for: All CT Employers.

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Managed Care

The Office of the Healthcare Advocate “Managed Care” Poster describes employees rights regarding health insurance.

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

Required for: All CT Employers.

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Notice to Employees - State of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission

The “State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission” Notice to Employees describes how the Workers' Compensation Act requires employers to provide benefits to employees in case of injury or occupational disease in the course of employment. It also provides a space for the employer to add information about the insurance company they use.

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

Required for: All CT Employers.

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Connecticut Clean Indoor Air Act

The “Connecticut Clean Indoor Air Act” states that smoking in all enclosed workspaces is prohibited.

The exceptions to this rule are as follows:

  • Private clubs with liquor permits as of May 1, 2003;
  • Tobacco bars pursuant to Chapter 545 that, in the calendar year ending December 31, 2003, generated 10% or more of its total annual gross income from the on-site sale of tobacco products;
  • Correctional facilities;
  • Smoking areas of psychiatric facilities;
  • Public housing projects;
  • Classrooms where smoking is part of medical or scientific research;
  • Testing areas of a business that is engaged in the testing or development of tobacco or tobacco products.

In each room, elevator, area, or building in which smoking is prohibited, the person in control of the premises shall post or cause to be posted in a conspicuous place signs stating that smoking is prohibited by state law.

Employer designated smoking areas must be clearly marked with signage and comply with state and federal ventilation standards.

Connecticut’s state law overrules all local laws, unlike some other states where localities can make their own ordinances. This means that you should read the Connecticut Clean Indoor Air Act thoroughly to make sure your business remains in compliance.

Required for: All CT Employers.

Federally Mandated

Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The "Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act" Poster 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 CT Employers. 

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

Small Posters: [English] [Spanish]

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 CT Employers.

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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 CT Employers.

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Mandatory for Some Connecticut Employers

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 can not replace the physical posters. 

Required for: CT Employers with 50 or more employees.

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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: CT Employers with 15 or more employees.

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Notice to Workers with Disabilities/Special Minimum Wage

The "Employee Rights for Workers with Disabilities Paid at Subminimum Wages" is a required poster for employers with workers employed under special minimum wage certificates authorized by Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act, and/or the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act. The poster explains the conditions under which special minimum wages may be paid.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees and the parents or guardians of workers with disabilities can readily see it.

Required for: CT Employers with 15 or more employees.

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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: CT Employers in the private sector.

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

Connecticut Wage Orders

There are different wage orders depending on which industry you operate in. A wage order is an official notice that includes the wage, hours, and working conditions for that specific industry.

The Connecticut Department of Labor provides service rates organized by town for employers to browse. Once you've followed the link to the Connecticut Department of Labor, click on which city you operate in and use the provided PDF to find the specific wage order you need for your employees. 

You can also call the Connecticut Department of Labor at 860-263-6790.

The industry wage orders are formatted to print on 8.5" x 11" paper.

Required for CT Employers in the following industries:

  • Mercantile Trade
  • Cleaning and Dyeing
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant and Food Services
  • Beauty Shops

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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 CT Employers who participate in E-Verify.

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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 CT Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

Minimum Fair Wage Rates for Persons Employed in Mercantile Trade

The “Minimum Fair Wage Rates for Persons Employed in Mercantile Trade” Poster displays details regarding the minimum wage for mercantile industry.

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

Required for: CT Employers in the Mercantile Industry.

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Minimum Fair Wage Rates for Minors Employed in Mercantile Trade

The “Minimum Fair Wage Rates for Minors Employed in Mercantile Trade” Poster details the time and hour restrictions for employed minors under the age of 18 in the mercantile industry.

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

Required for: CT Employers in the Mercantile Industry who employ minors.

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Minimum Fair Wage Rates for Persons Employed in the Restaurant and Hotel Restaurant Occupations

The “Minimum Fair Wage Rates for Persons Employed in the Restaurant and Hotel Restaurant Occupations” Poster provides details regarding the minimum wage for the restaurant and food service industries.

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

Required for: CT Employers in the Restaurant and Food Service Industries.

[English] [Spanish]

Employment of Minors in Restaurant/Food Service

The “Employment of Minors in Restaurant/Food Service” Poster details the time and hour restrictions for employed minors under the age of 18 in the restaurant/food service industry.

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

Required for: CT Employers in the Restaurant and Food Service Industries who employ minors.

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Sexual Harassment is Illegal

The “Sexual Harassment is Illegal” Poster provides the description and examples of sexual harassment. It also supplements the contact information for the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

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

Required for: CT employers with 3 or more employees.

[English] [Spanish]

Discrimination is Illegal

The “Discrimination is Illegal” Poster describes how Connecticut law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accomodations, and credit transactions. It also supplements the contact information for the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

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

Required for: CT Employers with 3 or more employees

[English] [Spanish]

Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodation in the Workplace

The “Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodation in the Workplace” Poster explains Connecticut's anti-discrimination and reasonable accomodation laws. It also includes information on the complaint process for if an employer does not uphold these laws.

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

Required for: CT Employers with 3 or more employees

[English] [Spanish]

Recommended

Unemployment Tax Division–Have a Question? Who to Call

The Unemployment Tax Division’s “Have a Question? Who to Call” Poster supplies common questions pertaining to unemployment that employees may have and the corresponding unit and phone numbers one would need to get the answers.

This is not a required poster, but you may want to post it conspicuously next to required posters.

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