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15 or More Employees? The Fines Just Went Up!

April Grunden (AGrunden@grundenlaw.com) on Jul 10, 2016 9:50 PM

Effective July 5, 2016, the EEOC will now assess a fine of $525 per violation (up from $210) for failing to properly post the “EEO is the Law” posters in the workplace.  The posters advise employees of various civil rights and acts regarding disability and discrimination. 

Failing to post these notices or even failing to post these notices in a reasonably accessible place within the workplace may lead to employer fines.  The postings are required if you have 15 or more employees, but we recommend that all employers use the posters.  Because the posters include so many different laws, it’s likely that one law or the other is updated/amended almost yearly.  Our best advice is to subscribe to a poster service which sends a new set of posters to you anytime there’s an update.  That way you don’t need to put on your lawyer hat and try to stay up with the changes. 

In other words, you can put your time and effort into your business but also have the peace of mind knowing that you can stay compliant by simply putting the new posters up whenever you receive an update.  We recommend the subscription service offered through the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.  For more information on their subscription service, please click here.

April Grunden