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EEOC Doubles Fines for Poster Violations

Effective April 18, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) doubled the penalty for an employer’s failure to post that agency’s “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” notice, from $110 to $210 per violation.See, 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 1601.30(b).

The required notice includes the basics for:

The 1964 Civil Rights Act (Title VII) (prohibits employment discrimination based on a protected class including race, color, religion, sex [including pregnancy] and national origin);

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (prohibits workplace disability discrimination); and

The Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA)  (prohibits workplace discrimination based on genetic information).

Covered employers include all private companies employing at least 15 individuals and all federal contractors and subcontractors. The notice must be posted prominently for viewing by employees and job applicants, e.g., personnel office, lunchroom or company bulletin board.

For more information concerning required workplace notices, contact one of our attorneys, Timothy Bowles, Cindy Bamforth or Helena Kobrin.

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