EEO is the Law posting penalty going up

Fine increases more than $300 per offense effective July 5, 2016

Posted June 6, 2016

The maximum penalty for failure to post the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster will increase to $525 on July 5.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published a final rule in the Federal Register on June 2 adjusting the penalty. The increase was made in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.

Employers with 15 or more employees must post the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster, which describes employee protections under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.

The notice must be posted in a prominent and accessible place where notices to employees and applicants are customarily maintained.

Under the final rule, failure to post the notice will bring a fine of up to $525 for each separate offense.

The posting penalty was last adjusted in 2014, when it rose from $110 to $210.

This article was written by Terri Dougherty of J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.


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