State and federal governments require employers to post specific regulatory posters for employees to view. Dentists may obtain these posters by downloading and printing them using the web site links supplied below. Do not be mislead by companies that use scare tactics about fines to intimidate dental offices into buying packets of posters.

• The U.S. government requires employers to post notices about:

1) Employee Polygraph Protection
2) Equal Employment Opportunity
3) Fair Labor Standards Act
4) Job Safety and Health Protection
5) Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (employers of 50+ individuals), and
6) Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.

Obtain them for free from the U.S. Department of Labor Web site

• Georgia requires dentists to place these workplace posters:

1) DOL-154 (Employer Vacation)
2) DOL-4107 (Equal Pay for Equal Work Act), and
3) DOL-810 (Unemployment Insurance for Employees).

Obtain these posters at the state Department of Labor Web site

The state also requires you to post two Workers’ Comp notice posters:

1) WC-P1 “Panel of Physicians” with a list of six physicians (one must be an orthopedic surgeon and one a minority, if feasible) and
2) WC-BOR “Bill of Rights for the Injured Worker.”

Obtain them at (click on “Forms” and then “Board Forms”).

Note: The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily enjoined the National Labor Relations Board rule requiring the posting of a workplace poster advising employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The rule, scheduled to take effect on April 30, 2012, will not take effect until the legal issues are resolved. Posting at that time may be required by entities, including dental offices, with a gross annual volume of at least $250,000. See for details.