LA County Human Trafficking Poster: Who Needs to Display It?

By Kris Janisch
Published April 19, 2022

LA County Human Trafficking Poster

There is a long list of the types of employers that must display the LA County human trafficking poster.

The LA County human trafficking poster has a long list of the types of employers that must display it.

Human trafficking has been among the fastest-growing labor law postings in recent years, along with minimum wage and paid leave. And Los Angeles County’s is among the most complex.

While not required for all employers in the unincorporated area of LA County, the human trafficking posting is required for many types of businesses and public facilities.

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LA County Human Trafficking Poster

To start, the LA County human trafficking poster must be displayed in a conspicuous location near the public entrance of the establishment or in another area that is in clear view of the public and employees.

Below are the types of employers and enterprises that must display it.

Places Selling Alcohol

  • On-sale public premises licensees under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act (Division 9, beginning with section 23000, of the California Business and Professions Code)

Adult Businesses

  • Adult or sexually oriented businesses, as defined in subdivision (a) of section 318.5 of the California Penal Code


  • Primary airports, as defined in section 47102(16) of Title 49 of the United States Code

Intercity Passenger Rail or Light Rail Stations

Bus Stations

Truck Stops

  • A privately owned and operated facility that provides food, fuel, shower or other sanitary facilities, and lawful overnight truck parking

Emergency Rooms within General Acute-Care Hospitals

Urgent Care Centers

Farm Labor Contractors

  • As defined in subdivision (b) of section 1682 of the California Labor Code

Privately Operated Job Recruitment Centers

Roadside Rest Areas

Massage Studios

  • Businesses or establishments that offer massage or bodywork services for compensation and are not described in paragraph 1 of subdivision b of section 4612 of the California Business and Professions Code


  • Hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts, as defined in subdivision (b) of section 24045.12 of the California Business and Professions Code, and hostels and boarding houses, not including personal residences


  • As defined in County Code Section 8.04.400

Community Care Facilities

  • As defined in subdivision (a) of section 1502 of the California Health and Safety Code, except small family homes and foster family homes

Skilled Nursing Facilities

  • As defined in subdivision (c) of section 1250 of the California Health and Safety Code


Hair Salons

Nail salons

Gas Stations

Retail Stores

  • Such establishments that sell food or household goods, including fresh produce, meats, poultry, fish, deli products, dairy products, canned foods, dry foods, beverage, baked goods, and/or prepared foods


  • Including domestic violence shelters and homeless shelters

Primary and Reproductive/Sexual Health Services Providers

  • Including hospitals, offices operated by a licensed physician and surgeon, licensed clinics or clinics exempt from licensure, or other licensed health care facilities that provide any primary care or reproductive/sexual health care services

Garment Manufacturing Establishments

  • As defined in County Code Section 8.04.220

Commercial Goods Space

  • Places, buildings, structures, or portions thereof, where any commercial goods are stored

Construction Sites

  • For multi-family residential developments of five or more units, commercial developments, or mixed-use developments

Janitorial Companies

  • Businesses or establishments providing janitorial or building maintenance services

What’s on the LA County Human Trafficking Posting?

In several languages, the posting encourages people with knowledge of human trafficking to call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center or the California Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking.

It specifically calls out certain types of industries:

  • Housework
  • Farm work
  • Construction
  • Factory
  • Retail
  • Restaurant

Lastly, it provides additional information on the resources, as well as a link to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.


Employers with locations in the unincorporated areas of LA County should determine whether they need to display the human trafficking posting.

As always, employers should conduct regular labor law poster audits, and consult with legal counsel, to ensure compliance.

This Employment Law News blog is intended for market awareness only, it is not to be used for legal advice or counsel.

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