Texas 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 Texas Employers

Texas Payday Law

The “Texas Payday Law” Poster provides a space for employers to write down the scheduled paydays for their employees.

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

Required for: All TX Employers.

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Unemployment and Payday Law Poster

The “Unemployment and Payday Law Poster”, like the “Texas Payday Law” poster, provides space for scheduled paydays, but also provides information about unemployment benefits.

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

Required for: All TX Businesses whose employees are entitled to file for state unemployment benefits and are also covered by the Texas Payday Law.

[English] [Spanish]

Notices to Employees Concerning Workers' Compensation in Texas

Each employer must post a workers’ compensation notice relevant to their insurance coverage.

No Workers’ Compensation Insurance - Notice 5

“Notice 5” is a notice to employees stating that their employer does not have workers' compensation insurance coverage.

[English] [Spanish] [Vietnamese]

 

Workers’ Compensation Insurance - Notice 6

“Notice 6” is a notice to employees stating that their employer has workers' compensation insurance coverage.

[English] [Spanish] [Vietnamese]

 

Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation - Notice 7

“Notice 7” is a notice to employees stating that their employer has been certified as a self-insured employer providing workers' compensation insurance in the event of work-related injury or occupational disease.

[English] [Spanish] [Vietnamese]

Employer's Notification of Ombudsman Program to Employees

The “Employer’s Notification of Ombudsman Program to Employees” informs employees that the Ombudsman Program can assist injured employees make claims for workers’ compensation.

This notice must be posted in the human resources office, if the employer has one, as well as in the workplace where each employee is likely to see the notice on a regular basis.

Required for: All TX Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Earned Income Tax Credit

The “Earned Income Tax Credit” Poster, or Publication 4718, informs employees that if they qualify for earned income tax credit they could get money back from the IRS.

Texas employers must notify their employees of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) no later than March 1st of each year.

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

Required for: All TX Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

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 TX Employers.

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

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 TX Employers.

[English] [Spanish] [Chinese] [Arabic]

Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The "Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards" Poster 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 TX Employers.

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

Small Posters: [English] [Spanish]

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 TX 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 TX Employers.

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Mandatory for Some Texas Employers

Workers’ Compensation for Governmental Entities - Notice 8

“Notice 8” is a notice for Texas building or construction projects for governmental entities. It states that each person working on the employer’s job site or providing services related to this construction project must be covered by workers’ compensation insurance.
A contractor engaged in a building or construction project for a government entity is required to post a notice on each project site informing all persons providing services on the project that they are required to be covered by workers’ compensation insurance.

Required for: TX building or construction projects for governmental entities.

[English] [Spanish]

Work-Related Communicable Diseases - Notice 9

“Notice 9” is a notice regarding certain work-related communicable disease and eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits.

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

Required for: TX law enforcement officers, fire fighters, emergency medical service employees, paramedics, and correctional officers.

[English] [Spanish]

You Have the Right to Not Remain Silent

The “You Have the Right to Not Remain Silent” Poster states that the Texas Whistleblower Act protects public employees who make good faith reports of violations of law by their employer to an appropriate law enforcement authority.

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

Required for: TX Public Employers.

[English]

Right to Know Notice

The “Right to Know” Notice is a brief summary of the Texas Hazard Communication Act so employees know that they are entitled to certain information and training regarding hazardous materials.
The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: TX Public Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

City of Austin “No Smoking”

The Smoking Ordinance of the City of Austin states that the operator of a public place shall conspicuously post a “No Smoking” sign, the international “No Smoking” symbol, or other sign containing words or pictures that reasonably prohibit smoking.

A sign must be posted in each public place and workplace where smoking is prohibited. The operator of a public place shall conspicuously post signs in areas where smoking is permitted under Section 10-6-3 of the city’s code of ordinances.

Required for: Most TX Employers.

[English]

City of Dallas Paid Sick Leave

The “Paid Sick Leave” Poster of the City of Dallas states that employers must provide employees with paid sick leave to care for themselves or a family member. It displays a chart for how much paid sick leave time is available for different numbers 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 in the City of Dallas, TX.

[English] [Spanish]

Job Service Complaint System

The “Job Service Complaint System” Poster informs people of what to do if they have a complaint about a one-stop career center or a job you were referred to by a one-stop career center.

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

Required for: State Workforce Agencies, including Texas Workforce Solutions offices.

[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 TX 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 TX Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

Recommended

Child Labor Laws

The “Child Labor Laws” Poster provides details about Texas child labor laws, including prohibited occupations and work times for each age group.

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

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

[English] [Spanish]

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law in Texas

The “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law in Texas” Poster states that discrimination is prohibited in Texas.

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

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

[English/Spanish]

Are You Owed Wages?

The “Are You Owed Wages?” Poster informs employees that they may be eligible to file a wage claim under the Texas Payday Law.

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

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

[English] [Spanish]

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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