State Compliance Posters (OR, WA & CA) Updated for 2012

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Required Postings


Oregon employers are required by a number of state and federal agencies to display a variety of workplace notices and posters.  Typically, these notices must be posted in a conspicuous place, where employees may regularly view them.  Employers with more than one work location are generally required to display these posters at each worksite.

Certain posters must also be readily available for job applicants to view.  These include the federal Polygraph Protection Act Notice; the federal Family and Medical Leave Act poster; the OR-OSHA Job Safety and Health poster (“It’s the Law”); and the “Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW” poster.

Small Employers (Less than 25 employees)

Small Oregon employers need to provide the following postings:
1) Oregon State Minimum Wage poster – the 2012 minimum wage is $8.80 per hour.
2) Oregon OSHA poster
3) Federal Minimum Wage poster
4) EEOC “It’s The Law” poster
5) Federal Polygraph Protection Notice
6) Federal USERRA (military rights) poster

Large Oregon Employers (25 or more employees)

In addition to the postings listed above, large employers will need to post information regarding:
1) Oregon Family Leave Act
2) Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (50 or more employees)

Agricultural Employers

In addition to most of the postings listed for large employers, agricultural employers need to display the following additional notices:
1) Migrant & Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act Poster
2) Field Sanitation Notice
3) “Protect yourself from pesticides” Poster
4) BOLI Notice to Agricultural Employees

As a service to Oregon employers, BOLI’s Technical Assistance for Employers program produces a number of composite posters designed to meet the specific needs of small employers, large employers as well as agricultural employers.  All of our composite posters are priced between $10 & $15, plus shipping and handling.  Previews and ordering information are available on their publications page.

Each poster is available in English and Spanish unless otherwise specified

The responsible agency is listed by each poster description.  You can contact the agency directly or visit their website to order hard copies of the posters, or follow the link below to obtain a free poster you can download and print right now.  There are also federal posting requirements for Oregon employers, so be sure to check our Federal Posters page.

Many of the posters are in Adobe Acrobat format, so you’ll need a reader to open them.  If you don’t have a reader you can get one from the Adobe website by clicking here.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is free.

Click the link below to visit the Posters page on the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) website:


The information on the BOLI website also explains the State required Notices:

Workers’ Compensation Notice of Compliance

(regulated by Workers’ Compensation Division of DCBS)

This notice is required to be posted for all employers who are required to provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees.


Employment Insurance Notice (Form 11)

(regulated by the Oregon Employment Department)

This notice is required to be posted for employers with at least a $1000 payroll in a calendar quarter and employers with one or more workers during 18 different weeks in a calendar year.


No Smoking Sign and Materials

The Smokefree Workplace Law became effective January 1, 2009.  Signs must be posted at the entrances of most Oregon employers to comply with the Oregon Smokefree Workplace Act.  The provisions of the new law and a list of exceptions is posted on the website.  Available in English and Spanish from Oregon Dept. of Health Services

Visit for more information on these and other posters required for Oregon employers.



Effective January 1, 2012 the Washington minimum wage increased to $9.04 per hour.

As a way to simplify requirements for businesses and to save taxpayer money, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) will no longer publish a separate poster listing the new minimum wage each time the wage changes.

Employers are still required to post the “Your Rights as a Worker” poster, which provides information about the minimum wage and other topics.  This poster is available at no cost from L&I.

More information regarding Washington’s wage and hour laws is available at Employers and workers also may call 360-902-5316 or 1-866-219-7321.



Effective January 1, 2008 the California minimum wage is $8.00. The required minimum wage poster and additional information on other California posting requirements is available from the California Department of Industrial Relations


Be sure to visit our Federal Posters page for information about the Federal posting requirements.

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