Laws and regulations require employers to post notices to inform employees about
equal employment opportunity. Failure to post required notices
may result in negative consequences for employers, including monetary
penalties, tolling of a statute of limitations for employees to file charges, or
an inference that an employer did not take adequate steps to eliminate
discrimination and harassment.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requires employers with
15 or more employees to post a non-discrimination notice (42 CFR
The U.S. Department of Labor requires employers with 50 or more employees
to post a notice about the Family and Medical Leave Act (29 CFR
Employers with federal government contracts are required by executive
orders to display additional notices.
California law requires employers with 5 or more employees to post a notice
from the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH 162), and
a notice about pregnancy leave (2 Cal. Code Regs 7291.16), and the law
requires employers with 50 or more employees to post a notice about the
California Family Rights Act (2 Cal. Code Regs 7297.9). California employers
are also required to distribute to employees a CDFEH information
sheet about sexual harassment (CFEHA, Government Code Section 12950).
Oregon employers are required to display an Oregon Family Leave Act
poster (OAR 839-009-0300), and additional postings provided by the Oregon
Bureau of Labor and Industries (ORS 659.490).
Contact the appropriate government agencies to request copies of the