Effective July 5, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will increase the maximum penalty for failing to post the required federal nondiscrimination notices from $210 to $525 for each posting violation.
Employers covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act must post notices describing the pertinent provisions of all three nondiscrimination laws. Such notices must be posted in “prominent and accessible” places where notices to employees, applicants and members are customarily maintained.
According to the EEOC, the purpose of the increased fines is to “maintain the remedial impact of civil monetary penalties and promote compliance with the law.” Employers should use this EEOC notice as an opportunity to double-check compliance with Title VII, ADA and GINA posting requirements in order to avoid these increased penalties.
If you have any questions regarding whether an employer is required to post or the actual posting requirements, please let us know.