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EEOC Raised Noncompliance Fines for Failing to Post Federal Notices

Are you in compliance with your required postings in your office? Are all required notices posted in prominent and accessible places for employees, applicants, and staff members?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) more than doubled fines for employers who are in noncompliance with federal notice posting requirements. Effective April 18, 2014, each violation now carries a $210 fine, up from a $100 fine.

What federal notices are required to be posted?

The EEOC posting requirement addresses the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster, and is one of the mandatory federal labor law poster requirements. To ensure your organization is in compliance with posting requirements, it is important to determine these requirements for both federal and state labor laws.

The following is a list of all mandatory Federal Labor Law poster requirements:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act
  • Federal Minimum Wage
  • Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)*
  • OSHA Job Safety & Health Protection It™s the Law
  • USERRA " Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act

*FMLA posting requirements apply to public agencies, including state, local and federal employers, public and private elementary and secondary schools, as well as private sector employers who employ 50 or more employees. Employees are eligible for leave if they have worked for their employer at least 12 months, at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months, and work at a location where the company employs 50 or more employees within 75 miles.

As mentioned above, it is important to verify state labor law posting requirements to ensure compliance.

In the Forms section on our website, we include downloadable and printable mandatory federal labor law forms.  Each form includes a description of the recommended posting requirements. For example, EEOC “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” form states to post this form where it can be viewed by all employees.

If you have any questions about federal poster requirements please do not hesitate to contact one of our professional consultants.

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