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Workplace Posters

Federal and state posters are required to be displayed in all Cornell workplaces.

Posters must be displayed in a conspicuous place where other notifications of workplace rights and employer rules and policies are posted so that employees can readily find and read them at wheelchair height.

These posters provide important information regarding your rights under federal and New York State law. If you have questions, please contact Workforce Policy at


Federal Posting Requirements

Note: Be sure to check the "Posters that may be required" heading below for work or funding specific posters.

Letter Size Posters

The following posters should be printed on 8½ x 11-inch paper.

Legal-Size Posters

The following posters should be printed on 8.5 x 14-inch paper.


Posters That May Be Required

These posters may be required to be posted in your workplace depending on type of work or funding source.

Government Contracts

Employee Rights Under the Davis-Bacon Act (pdf): Any contractor/subcontractor engaged in contracts in excess of $2,000 for the actual construction, alteration/repair of a public building or public work or building or work financed in whole or in part from federal funds, federal guarantee, or federal must post this notice at the site of the work in a prominent and accessible place.

Service Contract Act/Walsh-Healey Public Contract Act: Every employer performing work covered by the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act or the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) is required to post a notice of the compensation required (including, for service contracts, any applicable wage determination) in a prominent and accessible location at the worksite where it may be seen by all employees performing on the contract.

Worker Rights Under Executive Order 13706: Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors (pdf)

Applicants for Employment and Employees working on Federal Contract with E-Verify Clause

These notices are to be posted where visible to prospective employees and to employees hired working on a federal contract with a FAR e-verify clause.

E-Verify (pdf), Right to Work poster (pdf) and Right to Work Spanish version (pdf). 

Recipients of U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) Funding 

Campuses where USDA funded work/labs are located must download and post the poster, And Justice for All.

Units Employing Minors

Minor Employee Working Schedule:  Units employing minor employees (under 18) must post the work schedule (days, hours, start and end times, meal breaks) of the minor employees and post in a conspicuous place.

Mandatory Nurse Overtime

Health Care employers are required to make their Nurse Coverage Plan available to all nursing staff by posting in a location accessible to all nursing staff, or using any means to make it available to all nursing staff. See Restrictions on Consecutive Hours of Work for Nurses (pdf).

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) Funding

NASA-funded Programs and Activities:  If your program or activity receives NASA funding, you are required to:

  • Provide individualized copies of the poster and brochures (see links below) to the deans, chairs, and faculty receiving funding from NASA, especially principle investigators on NASA grants
  • Place printed copies of the poster and the brochures in the common areas in program buildings for those programs and activities receiving NASA funding so that beneficiaries may learn more about their rights to equal opportunity in STEM programs
  • Ensure that the links to the poster and brochure are placed on the websites for the programs and activities receiving NASA funding


New York State Posters

New York State Department of Labor Posting Requirements website

New York State Posters

Note: Employees represented by a collective bargaining agent should consult their contract for applicable pay practices and release time provisions.


New York City Posters

NYC Posters

  • Know Your Rights at Work (pdf): Local Law 161 of 2023 requires employers in New York City to give their employees information about their rights at work.
    • Employers must post the multilingual "Know Your Rights at Work" poster at each NYC workplace where employees can easily see it.
    • Employers must give a copy of the poster to each employee by July 1, 2024. After July 1, employers must give a copy of the poster to new employees on or before their first day of work.
    • Employers must make the poster available on any online platform used to communicate with their employees, such as a company intranet or app.