Michigan 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 Michigan Employers

Michigan Safety and Health Protection on the Job

Michigan’s “Safety and Health Protection on the Job” Poster provides details about how to maintain safe and healthful workplaces.

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

Required for: All MI Employers.

[English] [Spanish] [Chinese] [Arabic] [Korean] [Polish] [Vietnamese]

The Michigan Whistleblowers' Protection Act

The “Michigan Whistleblowers' Protection Act” Poster describes protections and obligations of employees and employers under Michigan law.

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

Required for: All MI Employers.

[English]

Minimum Wage and Overtime

Michigan’s “Minimum Wage and Overtime” Poster describes the minimum wage and overtime law.

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

Required for: All MI Employers.

[English] [Spanish] [Arabic]

Michigan Law Prohibits Discrimination

The “Michigan Law Prohibits Discrimination” Poster states that Michigan law prohibits discrimination in the workplace and provides contact information for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights if a violation of this law occurs.

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

Required for: All MI Employers.

[English] [Spanish] [Arabic]

Unemployment Compensation Notice to Employee

The “Unemployment Compensation Notice to Employee” describes instructions for employees when filing an unemployment compensation claim.

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

Required for: All MI Employers.

[English]

Dr. Ron Davis Smoke Free Air Law

Michigan's "Dr. Ron Davis Smoke Free Air" Law prohibits smoking in all enclosed workplaces, which includes bars, restaurants, hotels, and motels.

Owners or managers must conspicuously post "no smoking" signs or the international "no smoking" symbol within the building and at each entrance. 

Required for: All MI Employers. 

Federally Mandated

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 MI Employers.

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

Small Posters: [English] [Spanish]

Employee Rights Under the NLRA

The "Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act" Notice informs employees about their rights under the NLRA to form, join, and assist a union and to bargain collectively with their employer; provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct that interferes with those rights; and indicates how employees can contact the National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency that enforces those rights, with questions or to file complaints. The rules require covered Federal contractors and subcontractors to post the notice whether or not they have unionized employees.

Contractors and subcontractors must post the notice conspicuously in and around their establishments, worksites, and offices where notices are usually posted so that it is prominent and readily seen by employees who are covered by the NLRA and who are directly or indirectly engaged in contract-related activities.

Additionally, contractors and subcontractors who post notices to employees electronically must also post the required notice electronically via a link to the OLMS’ website. When posting electronically, the link to the notice must be placed where the contractor customarily places other electronic notices to employees about their jobs. The link must read, “Important Notice about Employee Rights to Organize and Bargain Collectively with Their Employers.” The link can be no less prominent than other employee notices. Electronic posting cannot be used as a substitute for physical posting.

Required for: All MI Employers.

[English]

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 MI 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 MI 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 MI Employers.

[English]

Mandatory for Some Michigan Employers

Ann Arbor Living Wage

The “City of Ann Arbor Living Wage Ordinance” states that employers providing services to or for the City of Ann Arbor or recipients of grants or financial assistance from the City of Ann Arbor for a value of more than $10,000 in a twelve-month period of time must pay those employees performing work on a City of Ann Arbor contract or grant a living wage.

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

Required for: Employers who operate in the City of Ann Arbor, MI.

[English]

Paid Medical Leave Act

The “Paid Medical Leave Act” Poster addresses accrual, usage, and employee rights regarding paid medical leave.
The poster must be posted next in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: MI Employers with 50 or more employees.

[English]

Youth Employment Poster

Michigan’s “Youth Employment” Poster describes the details of Michigan’s child labor law.

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

Required for: MI Employers of minors.

Michigan Right to Know Law

The “This Workplace Covered by the Michigan Right to Know Law” Poster, generally known as the “Safety Data Sheet Location Poster”, states that employers must make available for employees in a readily accessible manner, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for those hazardous chemicals in their workplace. It also states the location of the required Safety Data Sheet on the employer’s premises.

A Safety Data Sheet contains information about the hazardous chemicals used in that workplace. You may request a safety data sheet by contacting one of these agencies:

  • Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO)
  • Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • General Industry Safety and Health Division (517) 284-7750
  • Construction Safety and Health Division and Asbestos Licensing (517) 284-7680

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

Required for: MI businesses that have hazardous chemicals.

[English]

New or Revised Safety Data Sheet

The “New or Revised Safety Data Sheet” Poster is a list and location of new and revised Michigan Safety Data Sheets.

The poster must be posted next to the “Safety Data Sheet Location Poster” on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: MI businesses that have hazardous chemicals.

[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 MI 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 MI Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

Recommended

Employees–Know Your Rights

Michigan’s “Employees–Know Your Rights” Poster informs employees of their rights if they get injured on the job. It provides the contact information for Michigan’s Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency.

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

[English]

Michigan Workers’ Disability Compensation Rights & Responsibilities

The “Michigan Workers’ Disability Compensation Rights & Responsibilities” Poster provides further details on workers’ compensation. It states that each party involved in the workers’ compensation system has rights and responsibilities that help ensure the successful
application of the law, and ultimately a safe return to work for the employee.

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

[English]

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]