Required Jan. 1, 2023, labor law posters?
Several posters for the new year have already been released in recent weeks. And, as employers might expect, many of them are related to minimum wage laws.
In all, more than 20 states and dozens of counties and cities will see updated minimum wage rates starting in 2023, which means employers that operate across the U.S. (and Canada) should audit their locations to ensure labor law poster compliance.
Of course, labor law posters update year-round, so employers shouldn’t simply plan to purchase them at the beginning of the year and then forget about them for 12 months.
And there is always the new EEOC labor law poster to worry about.
To help you get ready for 2023, below are the required labor law posters that must be displayed (those known as of this writing) as the calendar turns.
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Labor Law Posters: Jan. 1, 2023, Requirements
Before diving into the new minimum wage posters for 2023, it should be noted that Oregon has a required update for a paid leave poster.
Oregon has adopted rules for its paid family medical leave insurance program, effective Jan. 1, 2023.
The rules added definitions, provided clarification around contributions and the wages that are subject to Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance contributions and benefits, and includes examples of handling overpayments and penalty amounts when employers fail to report contributions timely.
Also, there are new poster updates for:
- Colorado Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance
- Massachusetts Paid Family Leave
Whitepaper: What Employers Need to Know About Paid Leave Laws
2023 Minimum Wage Labor Law Posters
Below are jurisdictions with new minimum wage rates coming at the start of 2023 that will require updated labor law posters at that time. (Additional information is provided regarding rates.)
Note that some jurisdictions may see increased rates starting in 2023 but do not have an associated labor law poster update. And employers should also know that labor law posters can sometimes lag behind the effective date of the law.
The following jurisdictions include those whose new labor law posters have been announced, though not all of them have been released. Employers should keep an eye on government websites, or their labor law poster vendor, for updates.
Daly City, Calif.
East Palo Alto, Calif.
El Cerrito, Calif.
- $11 (effective Sept. 30, 2022)
Half Moon Bay, Calif.
- Small – $15.50
- Large – $16.34
Las Cruces, N.M.
Los Altos, Calif.
Menlo Park, Calif.
- Small – $8.63
- Large – $10.59
New Brunswick, Canada
- $13.75 (effective Oct. 1, 2022)
- $13.70 (next updates in spring and fall 2023)
Nova Scotia, Canada
- $13.50 (next updates in spring and fall 2023)
Palo Alto, Calif.
Redwood City, Calif.
St. Paul, Minn.
San Carlos, Calif.
San Jose, Calif.
San Mateo, Calif.
Santa Rosa, Calif.
- $13 (next update in the fall of 2023)
South San Francisco, Calif.
The new year always brings a host of new employment law issues for employers to monitor, and labor law posters are no exception.
In addition to the posters listed above, employers should always be on the lookout for new laws that may require a labor law poster to be displayed. Such laws are generally related to employee rights:
- Employee leave
- Unemployment insurance
- Child labor
- Paid leave
- Workers’ compensation
- Employment discrimination
- Human trafficking
- Workplace safety
- Wage and hour
As always, employers should consult legal counsel to ensure they are in compliance with updated labor law posters.