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Illinois' Employer Posting Requirements

One of the easiest ways to get in legal trouble as an employer is by not meeting Illinois' employer posting requirements.

The posting requirements are pretty simple: Make sure that your employees can see these enumerated state and federal notices. But for whatever reason -- be it laziness, ignorance, or oversight -- many employers fail to meet these requirements.

To make things easy for you, here are a list of Illinois and federal posting requirements, as provided by the Illinois Department of Labor.

  • Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws. This is required for all Illinois employers and provides information on the Wage Payment and Collection Act, Child Labor Law, Minimum Wage Law, Equal Pay Act, Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act, and the One Day Rest in Seven Act.
  • Employee Classification Act of 2008. This is required for construction contractors who use independent contractors. This notice provides that individuals performing services for construction contractors on or after Jan. 1, 2008, are presumed to be employees of the contractor.
  • Safety Inspection & Education Act and Health & Safety Act. This is required for public sector employers. This notice addresses workplace safety and health protections for public employees.
  • Day and Temporary Labor Services Act. This is required for day and temporary labor service agencies. This notice provides for the regulation of day and temporary labor agencies, establishes worker rights and protections, and specifies the duties and responsibilities of day and temporary labor agencies.
  • Workers' Compensation Notice. Required for all employers, this provides information for employees injured at work.
  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits Notice. Required for all employers, this provides information on getting benefits for those who have lost their job.
  • Emergency Care for Choking. This is required for all employers, and provides health and safety information.
  • Smoke Free Illinois Act. This is required for all employers, and addresses smoking in the workplace.
  • Federal Equal Employment Opportunity. This is required for all employers, and addresses discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
  • Federal Department of Labor Posters. This is required for all employers and address Minimum Wage, Overtime, Child Labor, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Federal Government Contracts, and Federally Financed Construction.
  • Federal Occupational Safety & Health Act. This is required for all employers and addresses workplace safety.
  • Veterans' Employment and Training Service. This is required for all employers and provides information for veterans.

As you can see, there are a lot of state and federal poster requirements for Illinois employers. Fortunately, employers do not typically have to dig up each individual poster. Instead, you can frequently purchase all-in-one posters that provide all of this information on a single announcement.

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