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Agency: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Program:Workplace Poster Requirements for Private Schools

Private schools are employers. As such they are required to post certain Federal and State workplace notices. Federal posters and more information about poster requirements or other compliance assistance matters are available at the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Call toll-free 1-866-4-USA-DOL, or 1-866-487-2365, or visit the DOL poster page.

Additional information about posting requirements, including a chart containing information about who must post certain information, is available on the DOL website. The chart provides links to each section's page where further information is located and for particular posting requirements. The posters can be printed directly from that section's page; there is no need to order them from another source. Directions for printing and size requirements are contained in the information posted on each section's page. The first page (the link above), contains contact phone numbers for further information. The Poster Advisor is designed to help employers comply with the poster requirements of several laws administered by the DOL.

A private school should also contact the relevant State agency to determine what additional notices the State requires employers to post. If the State has requirements that are tougher than federal requirements, for example on minimum wage or occupational safety standards, private schools are required to observe them.

The federal posters that private schools are most likely to be required to post include the following:

  • Job Safety and Health Protection (occupational safety and health)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law
  • Your Rights Under The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Federal Minimum Wage
  • Notice: Employee Polygraph Protection Act

Some employers may also be required to post:

  • Notice to Workers with Disabilities Paid at Special Minimum Wages

  • Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act

Last Updated: February 2012

Last Modified: 03/08/2012