Who Must Post?
Any industry or occupation not previously covered by, and all employees not specifically exempted in, the Commission’s Wage Orders in effect in 1997, or otherwise exempted by law, are covered by this order.
The Industrial Welfare Commission is a California State Agency whose primary purpose is to ascertain the wages paid to all employees in the state of California, to ascertain the hours and conditions of labor and employment in the various occupations, trades and industries in which employees are employed in this state, and to investigate the health, safety and welfare of those employees. The Industrial Welfare Commission has mandated that specific wage orders be posted, in the workplace, to inform employees of their wage and hour rights. These wage orders are known as IWC Postings or IWC Wage Orders. It is broken into 17 different categories. The poster is a mandatory poster that must be posted next to the State and Federal labor laws.
Examples of Who Must Post IWC Poster #17
Currently the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has not identified any occupations that meet the definition of "miscellaneous employees" in Industrial Welfare Commission Order 17-2001.
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06/2023 - EEOC Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal - Revised with new information related to the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) effective June 27, 2023 and a new revision date.
05/2023 - Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage - Revised the Nursing Mothers section of the poster with the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act) and more clarification on employer requirements to provide reasonable break time and accommodations for nursing employees.
10/2022 - EEOC Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal - Revised to use plain language and bullet points to summarize the laws for employees. Added a QR code that links to instructions on how to file a charge of workplace discrimination. This new version replaces the old Equal Employment Opportunity is the law poster.
Federal State Non-Mandatory Updates
05/2023 - Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - Revised with a new easy to read question and answer format and a new QR code to access more information.
05/2023 - - Revised with a new website and a new QR code for more information.
07/2016 - Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage - Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.
07/2016 - - Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.
05/2016 - - Minor update includes a new QR code and contact information.
05/2016 - - Update includes minor reformatting and slight changes of verbiage regarding the usage of FMLA.