2021 Labor Law Poster Updates: A Guide for Every Business

  • New labor law updates go into effect on January 1st, 2021. Employment laws at the state, federal & local level are constantly changing throughout the year which requires labor law postings to be updated.
  • These are mandatory requirements and failure to update labor law posters put businesses at risk for noncompliance fines.
  • We have compiled a full list of upcoming mandatory labor law updates by state that go into effect for 2021 shown below.

If your business operates in any one of these states and you have 1 or more full time employees, you will be required to post updated labor law posters by January 1st, 2021. One posting is required per office location, and you will need Spanish versions of the posters if 5% or more of your employees primarily speak Spanish.

2021 Labor Law Updates by State

STATE
UPDATE DESCRIPTION
DATE AVAILABLE
PURCHASE
Alaska
Minimum Wage: wage increase to $10.34 effective 1/1/21.
TBD

Arizona
Minimum Wage: wage increase to $12.15 effective 1/1/21.
Ships Immediately

California
Minimum Wage: wage increase to $14.00 effective 1/1/21.
TBD

Colorado
Minimum Wage: wage increase to $12.32 effective 1/1/21.
TBD

Florida
Minimum Wage: wage increase to $8.65 effective 1/1/21.
Ships Immediately

Hawaii
Discrimination: newly added protected classes and a new director name. Unemployment Insurance: Revised to include a new general contact phone number, COVID-19 related contact, a new department name, a new director, and a new revision date.
Ships Immediately


Maine
Minimum Wage: wage increase to $12.15 effective 1/1/21.
Ships Immediately

Maryland
Equal Pay for Equal Work: revised with new employer requirements.
Earned Sick and Safe Leave: revised with new expanded definitions of family members.
Ships Immediately


Minnesota
Minimum Wage: wage increase to $10.08 effective 1/1/21.
Ships Immediately

Missouri
Minimum Wage: wage increase to $10.30 effective 1/1/21.
TBD

Montana
Minimum Wage: wage increase to $8.75 effective 1/1/21.
Ships Immediately


New Mexico
Minimum Wage: wage increase to $10.50 effective 1/1/21.
TBD

New York
Minimum Wage: wage increase to $12.50 effective 1/1/21.
TBD

Ohio
Minimum Wage: wage increase to $8.80 effective 1/1/21.
Ships Immediately

Rhode Island
Minimum Wage: wage increase to $11.50 effective 1/1/21.
Ships Immediately


Virginia
Discrimination: newly protected classes added. Covenants Not to Compete: new posting requirement. VOSH: new penalty amounts for safety violations
Ships Immediately


Vermont
Minimum Wage: wage increase to $11.75 effective 1/1/21.
Ships Immediately

Washington
Your Rights as a Worker:
revised Equal Pay and Opportunities Act.
Ships Immediately

Federal Contractors
Federal Contractors Minimum Wage: wage increase to $10.95 effective 1/1/21.
TBD

A majority of the updates usually take place at the end of the year, and go into effect January 1st, 2021. However, laws also change throughout the year, so employers should be aware.

Here’s How You Can Update Your Posters

  1. Visit the state & federal department of labor sites and print PDF versions of your posters for free. There are 15-20+ posters per state & federal requirement that can be printed individually. You will also be required to continuously monitor labor law changes for each posting.
  2. Order the 2021 labor law posters with us for $29.95 –We compile all required state & federal posters into one, laminated 25" x 39" poster that’s backed by a compliance protection guarantee for up to $25,000 of fines covered. We’ll also send you an email alert when there is a mandatory update that requires new posters. You will have the responsibility of ordering and posting the new posters.
  3. Order the 2021 labor law poster with compliance protection plan for $62.99– As updates can happen throughout the year, we will automatically ship you new posters every time an update takes place at no cost, or limitations to the number of updates, for the next 12 months. This is our most popular plan for busy employers that want to take the yearlong guesswork out of labor law compliance. The plan auto renews at the end of each 12-month cycle, but you have the option to opt out of renewals at any time.

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