Ohio 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.

Find the Right Poster for You

The posters we provide are organized into four sections: 

Mandatory for All Ohio Employers

Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law!

Ohio’s “Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law!” Poster describes the best practices to use while maintaining 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 OH Employers.

[English]

State of Ohio 2020 Minimum Wage

The “State of Ohio 2020 Minimum Wage” Poster describes the state’s minimum wage and overtime rates.

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

Required for: All OH Employers.

[English]

Ohio Fair Employment Practices Law

The “Ohio Fair Employment Practices Law” Poster states that equal employment opportunity is the law in the state of Ohio.

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

Required for: All OH Employers.

[English]

Minor Labor Laws

The “Minor Labor Laws” Poster describes Ohio’s Minor Labor Laws, including details about wages, restricted hours, and prohibited occupations.

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

Required for: All OH Employers.

[English]

Workers’ Compensation


Ohio’s “Workers’ Compensation” Notice states that employers are covered under workers’ compensation insurance in the case of a work-related injury.

To receive a copy of this notice, call the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Customer Service line at (800) 644-6292 (press option "3", then option "2").

Required for: All OH Employers.

Ohio No Smoking Poster

Ohio’s “No Smoking” Poster is in accordance with Ohio's Smoke-Free Workplace Act, which was implemented in 2006 and requires places of employment and public places to be smoke-free.

You can learn more about who is exempt from the smoke-free law online on the Ohio Department of Health website.

No Smoking signs must be posted in public places and places of employment at all entrances/exits and in areas of transition between smoking permitted to No Smoking areas.

Please note: If the no smoking symbol is used, it must, in accordance with section 3794.06 of the Revised Code, be printed in color.

Required for: All OH Employers.

[English - Color - 8.5 x 11 in] [English - B & W - 8.5 x 11 in]

Domestic Violence

Ohio’s “Domestic Violence” Poster is a fact sheet with a resource list for victims of domestic violence.

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

Required for: All OH Employers.

[English]

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Poster Package - JFS 02745

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Poster Package provides employers with some required federal and state posters.

The federal posters include:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law - English and Spanish
  • Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act - Federal Minimum Wage
  • You Have the Right to a Safe and Healthful Workplace. It’s the Law - English and Spanish
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act - English and Spanish
  • Your Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 - English and Spanish
  • Your Rights Under USERRA

The state posters include:

  • Ohio Fair Employment Practice Law
  • State of Ohio Minimum Wage
  • State of Ohio Minor Labor Laws
  • Notice to Employees (Unemployment Compensation)
  • No Smoking

This poster package does not provide all of the required state posters. If you print out this poster package, you need to print out the other posters listed above as well.

State and federal posters must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

[English]

Mandatory for Some Ohio Employers

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 OH 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 OH Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

Recommended

Unemployment Compensation

Unemployment Compensation

The “Unemployment Compensation” Notice states that the employer provides unemployment insurance coverage for employees.

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]