Is It a Sign? Posting Requirements for Illinois Employers

August 20, 2014 by
Ice Miller can help you implement creative, innovative solutions to attract and retain key employees, while avoiding legal pitfalls. Learn more in our 2014 Labor Law Guides. An excerpt follows:

Illinois law requires that the following posters be posted in a conspicuous place in the workplace. Employees should be able to see the posters as they come and go from work. If the work site is particularly large, employers should consider posting the notices in several locations, including break rooms and/or bulletin boards where other employment-related information is posted.

• Wage Payment Notice (included in “Notice to Employers and Employees” poster);
• Child Labor Law, only where minors under the age of sixteen are employed (included in “Notice to Employers and Employees” poster);
• Minimum Wage Law (included in “Notice to Employers and Employees” poster);
• Meals and Rest Periods—One Day Rest in Seven Act (included in “Notice to Employers and Employees” poster):
• Prior to the first day of a calendar workweek, employers must post a work schedule in a conspicuous place that lists the names of employees required to work on Sunday and that designates the day of rest for each of those employees;
• Equal Pay Act Poster (for employers of 4 or more employees);
• Workers’ Compensation Notice;
• Notice to Workers About Unemployment Insurance Benefits Poster;
• Health & Safety Act Poster;
• Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses;
• Toxic Substances at Workplace;
• Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act Poster (for employers of 50 or more employees);
• Emergency Care for Choking (required for “food service employers;” encouraged for any employer whose employees eat on premises);
• Day and Temporary Labor Service Act Poster (if employer is a Day and Temporary Labor Service Agency); and
• No Smoking Sign (where smoking is prohibited).

Lastly, an employer may prohibit the carry of concealed firearms on property under its control. Should an employer at its discretion seek to prohibit concealed firearms on its property, it must post a “firearms prohibited” sign clearly and conspicuously at the entrance of its building, premises or real property. A copy of the sign can be downloaded from the Illinois State Police website.


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