EEOC Increases Penalty for Notice Posting Violations

In June 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) increased the maximum penalty for violation of notice posting requirements, from $210 to $525.  The increase applies to penalties issued after July 5, 2016.

The final rule’s guidance applies to posting required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA).

Action Steps

The EEOC requires employers to post certain employee notices in the workplace.  Notices must describe relevant statutory provisions and be posted in conspicuous locations where notices to employees, applicants and members are customarily maintained.

Since the law now requires agencies to adjust penalties on a yearly basis, employers can expect to see an annual increase in the maximum penalty amount.

We advise you to review your current postings to determine whether they are in compliance, both in the placement and content of the postings, and update them if necessary, to reduce the possibility of a posting violation.



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