Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin Employers

Fair Employment Law

Wisconsin’s “Fair Employment Law” Poster states that Wisconsin prohibits discrimination against employees and job applicants.

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

Required for: All WI Employers.

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2009 Wisconsin Act 12

The “2009 Wisconsin Act 12” states that no person may smoke in any enclosed workplaces.

The exceptions to this rule include:

  • A private residence;
  • A room used by only one person in an assisted living facility as his or her residence;
  • A room in an assisted living facility in which 2 or more persons reside if every person who lives in that room smokes and each of those persons has made a written request to the person in charge of the assisted living facility to be placed in a room where smoking is allowed;
  • A retail tobacco store that is in existence on June 3, 2009, and in which only the smoking of cigars and pipes is allowed;
  • A tobacco bar that is in existence on June 3, 2009, and in which only the smoking of cigars and pipes is allowed.

Signs prohibiting smoking must be posted at entrances and in prominent locations inside businesses. Signs should provide directions or establish a location for outdoor smoking.

Required for: All WI Employers.

Mandatory for Some Wisconsin Employers

Hours and Days of Work Minors May Work in Wisconsin

The “Hours and Days of Work Minors May Work in Wisconsin” Poster describes the work hour requirements that are in place for minors working in Wisconsin.

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

Required for: All WI employers who hire minors, except agriculture and domestic service employers. Posting is optional for employers who do not hire minors.

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Employee Rights Under Wisconsin's Business Closing/Mass Layoff Law

The “Employee Rights Under Wisconsin’s Business Closing/Mass Layoff Law” Notice describes employees’ rights under this law, and includes the employer’s obligation to give proper notice to their employees and others before taking certain actions.

The notice must be posted in a conspicuous area at each worksite of the employer’s where employees can readily see it.

Required for: WI Employers with 50 or more employees.

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Notification Required for Cessation of Health Care Benefits

The “Notification Required for Cessation of Health Care Benefits” Poster states that Wisconsin employers who plan to discontinue health care benefits to current employees, retirees, and dependents of employees or retirees in some instances must provide the affected individuals with 60 days advanced notice of the cessation of benefits.

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

Required for: WI Employers with 50 or more employees.

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Family and Medical Leave Law

Wisconsin’s “Family and Medical Leave Law” Poster states that employees of any sex are entitled to 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: WI Employers with 50 or more employees. Employers with 25 to 50 employees must post a notice describing their own policies with respect to family or medical leave.

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Wisconsin Bone Marrow and Organ Donation Leave Act

The “Wisconsin Bone Marrow and Organ Donation Leave Act” Poster states that employees are entitled to leave for the purpose of serving as a bone marrow or organ donor.

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

Required for: WI Employers with 50 or more employees. Employers with 25 to 50 employees must post a notice describing their own policies with respect to leave for bone marrow and organ donation.

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Public Employee Safety and Health

The “Public Employee Safety and Health” Poster states that Wisconsin statute section 101.055 requires the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services to adopt and enforce safety and health standards that will provide protection to public employees at least equal to that provided to private sector employees under standards promulgated by Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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

Required for: WI Public Employers.

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Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace?

Wisconsin’s “Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace?” Poster informs public employees of their right to be informed about hazardous chemicals and substances 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: WI Public Employers.

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Retaliation Protection for Health Care Workers in Wisconsin

The “Retaliation Protection for Health Care Workers in Wisconsin” Poster states that an employee of a healthcare facility or provider may not be disciplined at work for good faith reporting of any violations or potential violations of state or federal law.

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

Required for: WI Healthcare providers.

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Notice to Wisconsin Workers with Disabilities Paid at Special Minimum Wage

The “Notice to Wisconsin Workers with Disabilities Paid at Special Minimum Wage” Poster states that workers whose disabilities impair their ability to perform their work may be employed under a special minimum wage license issued by the Department of Workforce Development.

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

Required for: WI Employers with a special minimum wage license issued by the Department of Workforce Development.

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Unemployment Benefits

Wisconsin’s “Unemployment Benefits” Poster informs employees of how and when 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 employers covered by Wisconsin’s Unemployment Insurance Law.

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Employee Protections Against Use of Honesty Testing Devices

The “Employee Protections Against Use of Honesty Testing Devices” Poster states that under Wisconsin law, requiring or requesting that an employee or applicant take an honesty test (lie detector) is unlawful or heavily regulated. Further, employers may not discriminate against a person who refuses to take a test or objects to its use.

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

Required for: WI Employers who use honesty testing.

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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 WI 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 WI Employers who participate in E-Verify.

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Recommended

Minimum Wage Rates

Wisconsin’s “Minimum Wage Rates” Poster defines the minimum wage rates for different types of employees.

Maximum Allowances for Board and Lodging are on the reverse side of this poster.

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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