Minnesota 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 Minnesota Employers

Safety and Health Protection (MNOSHA)

MNOSHA’s “Safety and Health Protection on the Job” Poster describes employers’ and employees’ rights and responsibilities in order to maintain a safe and healthy workplace.

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

Required for: All MN Employers.

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Minimum Wage Rates

The “Minimum Wage Rates” Poster describes Minnesota wages dependent on the size of the business, overtime, and employee rights.

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

Required for: All MN Employers.

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Age Discrimination Notice

Minnesota’s “Age Discrimination” Notice states that employers cannot discriminate against a person on the basis of age.

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

Required for: All MN Employers.

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Workers’ Compensation

Minnesota’s “Workers’ Compensation” Poster advises employees what to do if they are injured on the job, what their workers’ compensation covers, and the responsibilities of the insurer. There is also a space provided to list the insurance carrier.

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

Required for: All MN Employers.

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Unemployment Insurance

Minnesota’s “Unemployment Insurance” Notice informs employees of the different methods to apply for unemployment insurance benefits.

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

Required for: All MN Employers.

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Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act

According to the "Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act", whoever controls the use of a public place, public transportation, place of employment, or a public meeting must make reasonable efforts to prevent smoking inside of these places, including posting signs.

You can download and print out the state-approved “No Smoking” sign by visiting the Minnesota Department of Health.

Required for: All MN 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 MN Employers.

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

Small Posters: [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 MN 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 MN 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 MN Employers.

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Mandatory for Some Minnesota Employers

City of Duluth Earned Sick and Safe Time

The “Earned Sick and Safe Time” is a law in Duluth that allows for employees to have access to paid time off work.

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

Required for: Employers with 5 or more employees who operate in Duluth, MN.

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City of Minneapolis Notice to Employees: Minneapolis Labor and Employment Rights

The “Minneapolis Labor and Employment Rights” Notice to Employees informs employees of the minimum wage scheduled increases and their right to sick and safe time.

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

Required for: Employers who operate in Minneapolis, MN.

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City of Saint Paul Minimum Wage Notice

The “City of Saint Paul Minimum Wage” Notice informs employees of the Saint Paul minimum wage and their right to sick and safe time.

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

Required for: Employers who operate in Saint Paul, MN.

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City of Saint Paul Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) Notice to Employees

The “City of Saint Paul Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST)” Notice to Employees states that employers in Saint Paul must provide employees working in Saint Paul with paid leave for medical or safety reasons.

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

Required for: Employers who operate in Saint Paul, MN.

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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 MN 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 MN Employers who participate in E-Verify.

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Recommended

A Guide to Minnesota's Child Labor Standards Act

The “Guide to Minnesota’s Child Labor Standards Act” states prohibited work for teenages, their hour limits, and wages according to Minnesota’s Child Labor Standards Act.

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

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Youth Rules for Kids at Work

The “Youth Rules for Kids at Work” Poster contains more details about Minnesota’s restrictions and regulations for minors in the workplace.

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

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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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