Poster and Agency Referral Information
Businesses in North Carolina are required to post the labor law poster in a conspicuous area that employees frequent. The labor law poster is printed in two sections to include the Occupational Safety and Health Notice to Employees, and the Wage and Hour Notice to Employees. Both sections are 11 inches by 17 inches and are printed in English on one side and Spanish on the other. The law requires posting in English. Please order your free posters by completing the online form or calling us at either 919-707-7876 (Raleigh) or toll-free (N.C. only) 1-800-NC-LABOR (1-800-625-2267). Our call-center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In addition to the N.C. Department of Labor Notice to Employees poster, businesses in North Carolina are required by other state and federal agencies to post notices to employees about workplace laws, including unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, and equal employment opportunities. A complete list of the notice posters that may be required is found on the State and Federal Workplace Poster Requirements page, and these notice posters may be obtained from the individual agencies that administer the respective laws. In addition, as a public service for the employers and employees of North Carolina, you may download each of these posters individually or in a group.
For information on other agencies, click on the appropriate links below. This information should help you contact other agencies to order their posters or for general information:
- For federal labor laws pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, and polygraph protection law; contact the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division.
- For information on pensions, retirement, 401K Plans, health/medical insurance (including COBRA) and profit sharing; contact the U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration (formerly Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration).
- For information on all types of insurance, contact the N.C. Department of Insurance Consumer Division.
- For information on the protected categories of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, color, disability [including the Americans with Disability Act] and pregnancy, contact the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
- For federal tax information, contact the IRS.
- For N.C. tax information, contact the N.C. Department of Revenue.
- For information on social security benefits including disability benefits, contact the Social Security Administration.
- For information on workers' compensation, contact the N.C. Industrial Commission.
- For information on unemployment benefits and rates, employment opportunities, and the working of alien workers in the state contact the Division of Employment Security.
- For information on what business licenses are required in North Carolina, contact Business Link North Carolina.
- For information on consumer protection, contact the N.C. Department of Justice (Attorney General's Office) Consumer Protection Division.