Many of the states in the United States have different labor laws in effect and these laws will vary from state to state. In order to ensure that employees know exactly what these laws are, many of the states will require that state labor law posters be displayed in areas that are convenient for the employees to see. If these labor law posters are not displayed in convenient areas (or not displayed at all), the employer can receive severe penalties from the state government. These penalties usually include fines against the employer.
State labor law posters usually are put in an area along with other labor related posters. Other labor law posters, including federal posters and safety posters may also be required to be displayed with the state posters. The state posters usually include information and laws that a particular state requires to be displayed at all job sites. This information can include minimum wages that people receive that may be higher than the minimum wages that are required by the federal government. It may also include things such as workers rights in that state and laws regarding the employment of people under a certain age. Some states may require that children under a certain age be denied employment from certain industries that may be deemed hazardous to their health or may interfere with school.
The state posters, federal posters and safety posters are all important and they may be accompanied by other posters that will instruct employees on how to perform a job in a certain way. There may be jobs that require that employees to perform their work in a certain manner in order to not be injured or to ensure that the products that they are manufacturing or preparing are made to a specific standard. These posters can be a guide to performing these steps correctly and making sure that the products that they produce come out correctly. All of these posters are very important to both the employer and the employee. They need to be put in places where they can be easily seen so that the information on them can be used in the employee's work.