Illinois 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 federal posters specific to your organization.

Mandatory for All Illinois Employers

Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws

The “Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws” Poster includes the information about the Wage Payment and Collection Act, Child Labor Law, Minimum Wage Law, Equal Pay Act, Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act, and the One Day Rest in Seven Act.

These posters must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see them.

Required for: All IL Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Pregnancy Rights Notice

The “Pregnancy and Your Rights in the Workplace” Poster provides information regarding pregnancy in the workplace and an employer's obligation to accommodate pregnancy.

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

Required for: All IL Employers

[English] [Spanish]

Emergency Care for Choking

The “Emergency Care for Choking” Poster provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health supplies two sets of instructions for helping a choking victim: one set for if they are conscious and another set for if they are unconscious.

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

Required for: All IL Employers

[English] [Spanish]

Smoke-Free Illinois Act

As of January 1, 2008, the Smoke-Free Illinois Act requires that public places and places of employment must be completely smoke-free inside and within 15 feet from entrances, exits, windows that open and ventilation intakes.

Download and print this “No Smoking” sign to stay compliant.

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

Required for: All IL Employers

[English] [Spanish]

Unemployment Insurance Benefits Notice

The “Notice to Workers about Unemployment Insurance Benefits” provides important information about filing a claim for unemployment, benefits, reporting tips, and taxation of benefits.

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

Required for: All IL Employers

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Workers’ Compensation

The “Workers’ Compensation” Notice provides contact information for the Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier.

Contact the Workers’ Compensation Commission to get your notice:

Workers' Compensation Commission
100 W. Randolph Street Suite 8-200
Chicago, IL 60601
312-814-6611
Toll-free 866-352-3033

Required for: All IL 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 IL Employers.

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

Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The "Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards" 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 IL Employers.

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

Small Posters: [English] [Spanish]

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: All IL 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 IL Employers.

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

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 IL Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Employee Rights Under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts

The "Employee Rights Under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts" Poster states that all contractors and subcontractors performing work on federal or District of Columbia construction contracts in excess of $2,000, or on federally assisted contracts, pay their laborers and mechanics not less than the prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits. In addition to the Davis-Bacon Act, Congress has added Davis-Bacon prevailing wage provisions to numerous laws – “related Acts” – under which federal agencies fund or assist construction projects through grants, loans, loan guarantees, and insurance.

Federal contractors and subcontractors are required to post the prescribed employee notice conspicuously in plants and offices where employees covered by the NLRA perform contract-related activity, including all places where notices to employees are customarily posted both physically and electronically.

Required for: All IL Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Employee Rights on Government Contracts Under the Service Contract Act

The "Employee Rights on Government Contracts Under the Service Contract Act" Notice requires contractors and subcontractors performing services on federal or District of Columbia contracts in excess of $2,500 to pay service employees in various classes no less than the wage rates and fringe benefits found prevailing in the locality or the rates (including prospective increases) contained in a predecessor contractor's collective bargaining agreement.

Every employer performing work covered by the SCA is required to provide each employee a notice of the compensation due them under the wage and fringe benefits provisions of the SCA and to deliver or post to the employees the “Employee Rights on Government Contracts” notice (including any applicable wage determination).

Required for: All IL Employers.

[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 IL Employers.

[English]

Mandatory for Some Illinois Employers

Day and Temporary Labor Services Act

The “Day and Temporary Labor Services Act” Poster provides information about the regulation of day and temporary labor agencies, established worker rights and protections, specifies the duties and responsibilities of day and temporary labor agencies and third party clients that contract with day or temporary labor agencies to verify that they are registered with the Department of Labor.

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

Required for: All IL Day and Temporary Labor Service Agencies.

[English] [Spanish] [Polish]

Employee Classification Act of 2008

The “Employee Classification Act of 2008” Poster informs employees that individuals performing services for construction contractors on or after January 1, 2008 are presumed to be employees of the contractor unless they meet certain criteria.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous place on each job site where those individuals perform services and in each of the contractor's offices.

Required for: All IL Construction Contractors Utilizing Independent Contractors.

[English/Spanish/Polish]

Illinois Job Safety and Health

The Illinois “Job Safety and Health” Poster informs employees and employers of their rights and responsibilities so the work environment can remain a safe place.

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

Required for: All IL Public Sector Employers.

[English]

Chicago Clean Indoor Air Ordinance of 2008

"No Smoking" signs or the international "No Smoking" symbol, consisting of a pictorial representation of a burning cigarette enclosed in a red circle with a red bar across it, shall be clearly and conspicuously posted in each public place and place of employment where smoking is prohibited by Chapter 7-32 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code.

Each public place and place of employment where smoking is prohibited by this Chapter shall have posted at every entrance a conspicuous sign clearly stating that smoking is prohibited.

Required for: All employers with employees working within the city limits of Chicago, Illinois.

[English]

Chicago Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave

The “Chicago Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave” Poster informs employees of the Chicago minimum wage and paid sick leave.

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

Required for: All employers with employees working within the city limits of Chicago, Illinois.

[English] [Spanish] [Polish] [Chinese] [Tagalog] [Korean]

Cook County, IL Minimum Wage

The “Cook County, IL Minimum Wage” Poster informs employees of the minimum wage for Cook County, IL.

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

Required for: Employers with employees who work in Cook County, Illinois.

[English]

Cook County, IL Earned Sick Leave

The “Cook County, IL Earned Sick Leave” Poster informs employees of their right to earn paid sick leave.

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

Required for: Employers with employees who work in Cook County, Illinois.

[English]

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 IL 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 IL 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.

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