Maryland 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 Maryland Employers

Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Protection on the Job - Public Sector

The “Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973” provides job safety and health protection for workers through the promotion of safe and healthful working conditions throughout the State.

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

Required for: MD Employers in the Public Sector.

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Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Protection on the Job - Private Sector

The “Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973” provides job safety and health protection for workers through the promotion of safe and healthful working conditions throughout the State.

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

Required for: MD Employers in the Private Sector.

[English] [Spanish]

Maryland Minimum Wage and Overtime Law

The “Maryland Minimum Wage and Overtime Law” Poster describes the minimum wage and overtime law for Maryland and lists the different minimum wage rates for different amounts of employees.

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

Required for: All MD Employers.

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Employment Discrimination is Unlawful

The “Employment Discrimination is Unlawful” Poster describes the rights of employees when it comes to discrimination in the workplace.

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

Required for: All MD Employers.

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Equal Pay for Equal Work

The “Equal Pay for Equal Work” Poster states that an employer cannot discriminate against their employees by paying different wages on the basis of sex.

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

Required for: All MD Employers.

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Workers’ Compensation

Maryland’s “Workers’ Compensation” Notice provides details about workers’ compensation and who the insurance carrier is.

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

Required for: All MD Employers.

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Unemployment Insurance

Maryland’s “Unemployment Insurance” Notice states that employers are subject to the Maryland Unemployment Insurance Law and pays taxes under this law.

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

Required for: All MD Employers.

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Health Insurance Coverage

Maryland’s “Health Insurance Coverage” Poster provides a space for the employer to fill in the employees’ health insurance policy.

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

Required for: All MD Employers.

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Maryland Earned Sick and Safe Leave

The “Maryland Earned Sick and Safe Leave” Poster states that the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide paid sick and safe leave for certain employees. It also requires that employers who employ 14 or fewer employees provide unpaid sick and safe leave for certain employees.

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

Required for: All MD Employers.

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Employment of Minors

Maryland’s “Employment of Minors” Poster describes the restrictions that minors have for working, how, and where to apply for a work permit for a minor. This notice also lists areas of employment that are prohibited for all minors to work at and areas of employment that minors of a certain age cannot work yet.

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

Required for: All MD Employers.

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Maryland Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007

The "Maryland Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007" prohibits smoking in public places, enclosed workplaces, casinos, restaurants, and private clubs. 

Generally, the owners or managers of these places must post signage indicating whether an area permits smoking or not. These signs must be posted within the building and at each entrance. 

Read about the details in the Code of Maryland Regulations

Required for: All MA 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 MD Employers.

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

Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

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 MD 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 MD Employers.

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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: All MD 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 MD Employers.

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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 MD Employers.

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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 MD Employers.

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Mandatory for Some Maryland Employers

Montgomery County Minimum Wage and Overtime Law

Montgomery County’s “Minimum Wage and Overtime Law” Poster provides details about Montgomery County’s minimum wage and overtime law and lists the different minimum wage rates for different amounts of employees.

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

Required for: Employers operating or doing business in Montgomery County, MD.

[English] [Spanish]

Montgomery County Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act

Montgomery County’s “Earned Sick and Safe Leave” Poster identifies accrual rates and caps on earned sick and safe leave usage, permitted uses of sick and safe leave time, coverage of employees and their family members, employee protection from retaliation for exercising rights under the law, and contact information for the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights.

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

Required for: Employers operating or doing business in Montgomery County, MD.

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Prince George County Minimum Wage

Prince George County’s “Minimum Wage” Poster provides details about Prince George County’s minimum wage and overtime law and lists the different minimum wage rates for different amounts of employees.

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

Required for: Employers operating or doing business in Prince George County, MD.

[English] [Spanish]

City of Baltimore Discrimination is Unlawful

The City of Baltimore’s “Discrimination is Unlawful” Poster states that all citizens shall have equal treatment in Baltimore.

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

Required for: Employers operating or doing business in Baltimore, MD.

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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 MD 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 MD 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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