Pennsylvania 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 three sections: 

Mandatory for All Pennsylvania Employers

Minimum Wage Law Summary

The “Minimum Wage Law Summary” Poster states Pennsylvania’s minimum wage and overtime rates for employees.

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

Required for: All PA Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Equal Pay Law

The “Equal Pay Law” Poster prohibits discrimination by any employer in any place of employment between employees on the basis of sex, by paying wages to any employee at a rate less than the rate paid to employees of the opposite sex for work under equal conditions on jobs which require equal skills.

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

Required for: All PA Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Unemployment Compensation

Pennsylvania’s “Unemployment Compensation” Poster states that Unemployment Compensation Law can provide employees with an income during periods when they are either partially or totally unemployed through no fault of their own.

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

Required for: All PA Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Pennsylvania’s “Workers’ Compensation Insurance” Poster displays contact information for the employers' workers' compensation insurance company.

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

Required for: All PA Employers.

[English]

Pennsylvania Clean Indoor Air Act

The “Pennsylvania Clean Indoor Air Act” requires that no-smoking signs or the international no-smoking symbol which consists of a pictorial representation of a burning cigarette in a circle with a bar across it must be prominently posted and properly maintained at all entrances to public places and workplaces.

The Clean Indoor Air Act exceptions include:

  • Tobacco shops;
  • Cigar bars;
  • Some bars;
  • Portions of the gaming floor of casinos;
  • And private residences (except those licensed as childcare facilities).

You can download and print “No Smoking” or “Smoking Permitted” signs (whatever is relevant to your business) at the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Required for: All PA Employers.

Employment Provisions of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act

The “Employment Provisions of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act” Poster states that the purpose of the employment provisions of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act is to prevent and eliminate unlawful discriminatory practices in employment.

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

Required for: All PA Employers, Labor Organizations, and Employment Agencies.

[English]

Mandatory for Some Pennsylvania Employers

Pennsylvania Child Labor Law

The “Pennsylvania Child Labor Law” Poster describes aspects of Pennsylvania’s child labor law, like the permitted hours of employment for different ages.

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

Required for: PA Employers of Minors.

[English] [Spanish]

Hours of Work for Minors Under Eighteen

The “Hours of Work for Minors Under Eighteen” Schedule is a schedule of work hours of minors under 18.

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

Required for: PA Employers of Minors.

[English] [Spanish]

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Policy on Substance Abuse in the Workplace

The “Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Policy on Substance Abuse in the Workplace” Poster, also known as Executive Order 1996-13, provides a policy on substance abuse 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 PA government agencies and private employers with government contracts over $25,000.

[English]

Pennsylvania Right to Know Law

The “Pennsylvania Right to Know Law” Poster states that the Pennsylvania Worker and Community Right to Know Act requires that information about hazardous substances in the workplace and in the environment is available to public sector employees and employees
of private sector workplaces not covered by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard and to all persons living or working in the state.

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

Required for: Public sector employers (including state and local government agencies and public schools and public universities) and private sector employers not covered by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.

[English] [Spanish]

Education Provisions Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

The “Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Education Provisions” Poster states that the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act prohibits discrimination against prospective and
current students of kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, high schools, academies, colleges and universities, extension courses and all educational institutions under the supervision of the Commonwealth.

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

Required for: PA Educational Institutions.

[English]

Public Accommodation Provisions Pennsylvania Human Relations Act

The “Public Accommodation Provisions Pennsylvania Human Relations Act” Poster states that it is unlawful for any owner, lessee, proprietor, manager, superintendent, agent, or employee of any public accommodation to discriminate against any person in the full use and enjoyment of such public accommodation.

Notices must be posted conspicuously in easily accessible and well-lighted places at the public accommodation, where they may be readily seen by those seeking or granting any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, or privileges of such public accommodation.

Required for: Any PA Owner, Lessee, Proprietor, or Manager of a Public Accommodation.

[English]

Fair Lending Practices are Guaranteed by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act

The “Fair Lending Practices are Guaranteed by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act” Poster states that it is unlawful to discriminate by:

  • Refusing to finance, lend money, or otherwise withhold financing for the purchase, construction, rehabilitation, repair or maintenance of any housing or commercial property;
  • Discriminate against any person in the terms or conditions of any lending for the purchase, construction, rehabilitation, repair or maintenance of any housing or commercial property, or
  • Directly or indirectly, deny or withhold any services, advantages, facilities or privileges including loans, depository accounts, fiduciary services, and any other services offered to the general public.

Prominent posting of this notice in a well-lighted, easily accessible place in the office, model home, sample apartment, or other places of business where negotiations or agreements are customarily made for the renting or purchasing of housing accommodations is required.

Required for: PA Employers who rent or sell homes.

[English]

Fair Housing Practices are Guaranteed by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act

The “Fair Housing Practices are Guaranteed by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act” Poster states that it is unlawful to:

  • Discriminate by refusing to sell, lease, finance or otherwise withhold housing or commercial property, or;
  • Discriminate in the terms or conditions of selling, leasing, financing, or in providing facilities, services or privileges in connection with the ownership, occupancy or use of any housing or commercial property, or;
  • Print or otherwise circulate any statement indicating a preference or limitation, or;
  • Make any inquiry or record in connection with the sale, ease or financing of any housing or commercial property.

Prominent posting of this notice in a well-lighted, easily accessible place in the office, model home, sample apartment or other places of business where negotiations or agreements are customarily made for the renting or purchasing of housing accommodations is required.

Required for: PA Employers who rent or sell homes.

[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 PA 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 PA Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

Your Rights to Unpaid Leave Due to Domestic or Sexual Violence

Philadelphia’s “Your Rights to Unpaid Leave Due to Domestic or Sexual Violence” Poster informs employees that if they or a family or household member have been the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, then they may be entitled to take certain amounts of unpaid leave from work.

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

Required for: All Employers operating in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

[English]

Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation is Against the Law

Philadelphia’s “Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation is Against the Law” Poster states that it is illegal to deny entry or refuse service in a place of public accommodation in the city of Philadelphia.

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

Required for: All places of business where public accommodations are provided in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

[English]

Employment Discrimination is Against the Law

Philadelphia’s “Employment Discrimination is Against the Law” Poster states that it is illegal to discriminate against anyone in hiring, firing, obtaining tenure, job benefits, union membership and privileges, job referalls, interviews, and applications in the city of Philadelphia.

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

Required for: All Employers operating in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

[English]

Housing & Real Property Discrimination are Against the Law

Philadelphia’s “Housing & Real Property Discrimination are Against the Law” Poster states that it is illegal to deny housing accommodation, commercial property or other real property opportunities in the city of Philadelphia.

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

Required for: All places of business in the city of Philadelphia where the sale or rental of housing accommodations, commercial property, or other real property is carried on in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

[English]

Discrimination in City Services is Against the Law

Philadelphia’s “Discrimination in City Services is Against the Law” Poster states that it is illegal to deny city services in the city of Philadelphia.

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

Required for: All Employers operating in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

[English]

Protecting Pregnant Employees is a Matter of Law in Philadelphia

Philadelphia's “Protecting Pregnant Employees is a Matter of Law in Philadelphia” Poster states that the Fair Practices Ordinance requires reasonable workplace adjustments so pregnant employees can do their job.

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

Required for: All Employers operating in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

[English]

Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces

Philadelphia's “Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces” Poster states that chapter 9-4100 effective May 13, 2015 requires paid or unpaid leave for eligible employees.

This PDF file contains 7 different languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, French, Vietnamese, and Russian.

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

Required for: All private employers operating in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

[Multilingual Poster]

Philadelphia's Fair Chance Hiring Law

“Philadelphia's Fair Chance Hiring Law” Poster states that it is illegal in Philadelphia for employers to ask about someone’s criminal background during the job application process. Fair chance hiring law ensures that people with criminal records have a fair chance to work.

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

Required for: All Employers operating in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

[English]

Philadelphia Wage Theft Complaints

The “Philadelphia Wage Theft Complaints” Poster defines wage theft and describes how to file a complaint.

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

Required for: All Employers operating in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

[English] [Spanish] [Chinese] [Haitian Creole] [Vietnamese] [French]

Fair Workweek Law

Philadelphia's “Fair Workweek Law” Poster describes the employer requirements needed to be in compliance with fair workweek law, such as providing a good faith estimate of average work hours upon hire.

This PDF file contains 7 different languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, French, Vietnamese, and Russian.

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

Required for: A Retail Establishment, a Hospitality Establishment, or a Food Services Establishment working within the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that employs 250 or more employees and has 30 or more locations worldwide regardless of where those employees perform work, including but not limited to chain establishments or franchises associated with a franchisor or network of franchises that employ more than 250 employees in aggregate.

[Multilingual Poster]

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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