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2016 California Labor Law State & Federal Poster Requirements

In the state of California, in order for a firm to be in compliance with the law, it is necessary to display various Federal and State labor law posters in the workplace. Below is a list of those employment posters and the descriptions of each. These are mandatory posters and these posters can all be found in the all-in-one poster solution that Labor Law Center provides in the Labor Law Center Complete Poster for California.

Complete California Labor Law Poster that includes both State and Federal mandatory posting requirements all on one poster.

2016 California Labor Law Poster Updates:

Poster Title Who to Post
California Posters
Choking Poster The Health Department in most states mandates that a choking poster be posted in restaurants. It is mandatory in some states but highly recommended that if you run a business that serves beverages and/or food, you should post a choking poster in a common area.
OSHA Safety Communication OSHA mandates that an employer with 10 or more employees post the 300A form in February of every year and keep the form posted until April!
Industrial Welfare Commission - IWC Wage Orders All Employers operating in the state of California. The Industrial Welfare Commission regulates the wage and hour laws for California and mandates that an industry specific wage and hour law be posted.
California No Smoking Poster All businesses in the state of California should post the state specific No Smoking Notice at the entrance and exit areas of the building along with other areas of the building where smoking is prohibited.
Mandatory California Forklift Poster Any business that operates an industrial truck/forklift.
San Francisco Complete Poster Any business operating in the City of San Francisco.
City of San Jose Minimum Wage Any business operating in the City of San Jose.
Human Trafficking Poster Requires specified businesses and other establishments to post a notice informing the public and victims of human trafficking of telephone hotline numbers to seek help or report unlawful activity. Please click on product to see the specific business/establishments that are required to post the notice.
Proposition 65 Signs Businesses that server or expose Californians to certain products or water that may contain chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm must post the Prop 65 notice.
California Handouts
California Unemployment Benefits Handout Any business operating in the state of California.
California Earned Income Tax Credit Notice Any business operating in the state of California.
California Pamphlets
Sexual Harassment Pamphlet All new hires (recommended for all employees annually and independent contractors)
State Disability Insurance Pamphlet All new hires, as well as to employees injured on the job
CA Pregnancy Leave Pamphlet Any California business that will be administering a pregnancy leave.
CA Paid Leave Rights Act All new hires and any employee taking a leave of absence for a covered reason
CA Family Rights Act Pamphlet Any California business that will be administering a family leave.
Workers' Compensation Written Notice To Employee Pamphlet Any business operating in the State of California must handout this approved Workers' Compensation pamphlet to all new hire or by the time of their first pay period. Recently updated!
California Legal Forms
California Wage Theft Protection Act Form The Wage Theft Protection Act requires California employers to provide written detailed information to new employees at the time of hire. This form will clearly state the employee's rate of pay, designated paydays and allowances, as well as information specifying the employer's worker's compensation carrier.
California State Legal Forms California state specific legal forms for businesses to utilize through the hiring / employment / separation of any employee.
California First Report of Injury Form When an employee indicates that they have been injured on the job, a California First Report of Injury form must be completed. Obtaining and completing this form meets that requirement.
California Packages
California Package Any California business looking for one package that contains all California posters and pamphlets.
California Mandatory Poster and Forms Bundle Any California business looking for one package that contains mandatory California posters, pamphlets and forms.

California Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Minimum Wage (CA Labor Code 1183(d)) Your workplace is subject to an order of the commission, which requires that you post information regarding the minimum wage. The Complete California Labor Law Posters allow you to conveniently post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Whistleblower Protection (CA Labor Code 1102.8 (a)) Your employees have certain rights and protections with respect to whistleblowing in the workplace. The Complete California Labor Law Posters inform them of these rights, and includes a telephone number of the whistleblower hotline.
  • Workers Compensation Law (CA Labor Code 3550 (a)) You must provide employees with information regarding Workers' Compensation rights and obligations. The Complete California Labor Law Posters let you display this information in a conspicuous location, so that your employees are informed, and your company is compliant.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Protection Law (CA Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 340) You are required by California law to post the CAL OSHA Notice of Employee Protections and Obligations. The Complete California Labor Law Posters cover this information and ensures that you're compliant with Labor Code Section 6328.
  • Payday Notice (CA Labor Code 207) The Complete California Labor Law Posters allow you to post pay day information – which is a requirement under CA Labor Code 207.
  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits (CA Unemployment Insurance Code, 1089) The Complete California Labor Law Posters allow you to post, in a conspicuous location, information regarding unemployment insurance benefit rights and obligations.
  • Discrimination Notice. Your workplace must be free of discrimination. The California Complete Labor Law Poster provides a discrimination notice to inform all employees and management of your zero discrimination tolerance policy.
  • Family Rights Act Notice A & B. You must display, in a conspicuous location, information regarding Notice A and Notice B of the Family Rights Act Notice. The California Complete Labor Law Poster covers all of this information in a clear, summarized and easy-to-read manner.
  • Access to Medical and Exposure Records (Cal/OSHA, 3204). You're required under CAL/OHSA to provide information, informing employees of their right to access to medical and exposure records. The California Complete Labor Law Poster ensures that you're compliant with this requirement.
  • Time Off to Vote Notice. California law requires that you post a "Time off to Vote" notice, which allows employees to take time off to vote if they cannot do so outside of normal working hours. The California Complete Labor Law Poster includes this notice. Simply post it in a conspicuous location.
  • Emergency Phone Number (CA Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 1512(e). The California Complete Labor Law Poster provides up-to-date emergency information, in the event of an accident or injury.
  • Smoking Policy (CA Labor Code 6404.5). It is against the law to smoke in California workplaces, except for designated areas. The California Complete Labor Law Poster informs all employees and guests of this law.
  • State Disability Insurance The California Complete Labor Law Poster provides clear, summarized state disability insurance for all employees to review as necessary. You are required by law to post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Edd UI, SDI, PFL Notice The California Complete Labor Law Poster displays information regarding EDD UD, SDI, and PFL notice. You are required by law to display this information in an accessible, conspicuous location.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $5.15 an hour to $5.85 an hour, effective July 24, 2007. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
  • IRS Withholding Notice Federal law requires that you withhold employee pay per IRS requirements. You must inform employees of this IRS withholding notice. Ensure that the information is displayed clearly, accurately and in a conspicuous location.
  • Anti-Discrimination Notice Discrimination in the workplace is against federal law and subject to severe penalties. You must inform employees of their rights, obligations and protections to work in, and maintain, a discrimination-free workplace.
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Available in both English and Spanish, our Complete California Labor Law Posters provide businesses with the most updated state, federal, and OSHA requirements on a single poster. In the event of an audit or inspection, having the most updated postings in your workplace matters. To order the California Labor Law Posters for your business, simply select the language version, and quantity needed using the drop-down fields above.

California Labor Law Poster Updates:

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Minimum Wage Rates in California in 2016:

The state minimum wage for California is $10.00 per hour. This is an 11.1% increase over the 2014 minimum wage of $9.00 per hour.

Note: In addition to the California Labor Law Poster updating to reflect the new Workers' Compensation change, the Workers' Compensation Pamphlet is required to be given to new employees at time of hire or before their first payroll has been updated as well. Please click here to purchase.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of California

  • Wage & Hour - (888) 275-9243
  • CalOSHA - (510) 286-7000
  • Workers' Compensation - (800) 736-7401
  • Unemployment Insurance - (877) 238-4373
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Technical Details:

California and federal law mandates that you post both state and federal posters. For your convenience and preference, we currently offer two formats to assist you with your compliance needs. We are the industry’s leading company that can provide you with either the California Complete Labor Law Poster, which includes state, federal, and OSHA posting requirements on a single poster for $29.95, or to purchase the state and federal posters separately. You can purchase the California State Only Labor Law Poster for $21.95, and the Federal Only Labor Law Poster for $12.95. We conveniently offer either format for your selection.

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