Washington 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 Washington Employers

Washington Job Safety and Health

The “Washington Job Safety and Health” Poster informs employees of their right to a safe and healthful workplace.

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

Required for: All WA Employers.

[English/Spanish]

Your Rights as a Worker

The “Your Rights as a Worker” Poster describes Washington’s wage and hours law and family care and family leave laws.

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

Required for: All WA Employers.

[English/Spanish]

Paid Family and Medical Leave

Washington’s “Paid Family and Medical Leave” Poster states that employees are entitled to paid family and medical leave.

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

Required for: All WA Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

If a Job Injury Occurs - State Fund

The “If a Job Injury Occurs” Poster informs employees of what to do if an injury occurs on the job if the employer uses the state fund for workers’ compensation.

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

Required for: All WA Employers.

[English/Spanish]

If a Job Injury Occurs - Self-Insured

The “If a Job Injury Occurs” Poster informs employees of what to do if an injury occurs on the job if the employer is self-insured for workers’ compensation.

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

Required for: All WA Employers.

[English/Spanish]

Unemployment Benefits

Washington’s “Unemployment Benefits” Poster informs employees of how to apply for 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 WA Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Domestic Violence

Washington’s “Domestic Violence” Poster states that everyone deserves a healthy relationship. It also provides the number for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

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

Required for: All WA Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Smoking in Public Places Law

The “Smoking in Public Places Law” states that no person may smoke in a public place or in any place of employment.

“No smoking” signs must be posted conspicuously at each building entrance. In the case of retail stores and retail service establishments, signs shall be posted conspicuously at each entrance and in prominent locations throughout the place.

Required for: All WA Employers.

Mandatory for Some Washington Employers

21: It's the Law

The “21: It’s the Law” Poster refers to the new age requirement to purchase tobacco products in Washington state.

This sign must be posted so that it is clearly visible to anyone purchasing tobacco or vapor products from the licensee.

Required for: WA Employers who hold a retailer’s license and sells tobacco and vapor products.

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2020 Seattle Labor Standards Ordinances

The “2020 Seattle Labor Standards Ordinances” Poster describes the labor standards for the city of Seattle, Washington, and includes information about the city’s minimum wage, paid sick and safe time, fair chance employment, wage theft, and commuter benefits.

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

Required for: All WA Employers with employees working within Seattle city limits.

[English]

Seattle Secure Scheduling Ordinance

The “Seattle Secure Scheduling Ordinance” Poster provides details of the ordinance, like the fact that employers must provide a written forecast of employee's median hours per work week and whether to expect on-call shifts.

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

Required for: Seattle employers of hourly employees at retail and food services establishments with 500+ employees worldwide.

[English]

Tacoma Paid Leave

The “Tacoma Paid Leave” Poster states that the City of Tacoma Paid Sick Leave Ordinance ensures that all eligible persons working in the city earn Paid Sick Leave to use when they or a family member are sick, injured, need preventative care, or need to seek help for domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other safety related issues.

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 Tacoma, Washington.

[English]

Unemployment Poster for Church and Religious Organizations

The “Unemployment Poster for Church and Religious Organizations” informs employees of a church or religious organization that they might not be eligible for unemployment benefits unless their employer has decided to provide unemployment coverage to its employees.

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

Required for: All WA Church and Religious Organizations.

[English] [Spanish]

Notice to Fishing Boat Workers

The “Notice to Fishing Boat Workers” informs employees of a fishing boat that they might not be eligible for unemployment benefits unless their employer has decided to provide unemployment coverage to its employees.

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

Required for: All WA Fishing Boats.

[English] [Spanish]

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 WA 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 WA Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

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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