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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



Question: Do I have to post the federal workplace posters in languages other than English?

Answer:

With a few exceptions (FMLA, MSPA and Executive Order 13496), the U.S. Department of Labor's regulations do not require posting of notices in Spanish or other languages. However, we encourage you to post the posters that are available in other languages on the Poster Topic page if employees in your workforce speak other languages.

  1. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster — Where an employer's workforce includes a significant portion of workers who are not literate in English, the employer shall be responsible for providing the notice in a language in which the employees are literate. (The FMLA poster is available in Spanish at www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaspan.htm.)
  2. Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) – This poster shall be provided as necessary and reasonable, in Spanish or other language common to migrant or seasonal agricultural workers who are not fluent or literate in English." (See the Poster Topic page for copies in Spanish, Vietnamese, Hmong, and Haitian-Creole.)
  3. Executive Order 13496: Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws Poster – Contractors and subcontractors are required to post translations of both the physical and electronic postings where a significant portion of a contractor’s workforce is not proficient in English. Contractors and subcontractors must provide the required notices in the languages the employees speak. The Department will provide translations of the poster and the electronic link that leads to the e-poster upon request.
  4. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (Employee Rights Under the H-2A Program Poster) – The employer must provide this poster, to the extent necessary, in any language common to a significant portion of the workers if they are not fluent in English.

 

 
 

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