Maximum penalty for posting violations increases to $34,169

Posted January 24, 2018

With the announcement of an increase in the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law posting penalty, the maximum fine for federal posting violations rises to $34,169.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published an updated penalty level for the “EEO is the Law” posting in the Federal Register on January 18. The penalty increases by $11, to $545 for each separate offense.

The increase is the result of an adjustment for inflation, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The law requires federal agencies to adjust penalties for inflation each year by January 15.

On January 2, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced penalty increases for three postings:

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — $169
  • Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law — $12,934
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act — $20,521

The DOL’s posting revised fines apply to penalties assessed after January 2, 2018. The EEO is the law posting penalty increase takes effect February 20, 2018.

Posting Penalty Summary
Posting Name 2017 fine 2018 fine
Family and Medical Leave Act $166 $169
Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law $12,675 $12,934
Employee Polygraph Protection Act $20,111 $20,521
EEO is the Law $534 $545
Total $33,486 $34,169

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