Has your company ever received a letter containing a “fine” for having non-compliant posters? You’re not alone. Don’t let the costume scare you – those letters may just be a vendor “dressed up” as a spooky trick.
Here are some of the most common labor law poster vendor scare tactics, so you and your locations know what to watch for.
Poster Update Notice
This type of scare tactic presents itself as an urgent notification message (email, mail, call, etc.), but instead contains an order form for a poster update. Also, it contains legal jargon about increasing fines for non-compliance.
The vendor behind this type of notice wants the receiver to order the recommended poster immediately.
However, you shouldn’t buy this poster, as the sender doesn’t know anything about your company or your compliance needs. Many receivers of this scare tactic will submit payment in fear of non-compliance and then receive a potentially unnecessary poster.
“Open Immediately” Letter to Company Locations
If your company has multiple locations, you know labor law compliance is hard to manage on its own. However, it can be even more complicated by the “Open Immediately” vendor scare tactic.
With this type, an individual location of your company will receive an urgent, “open immediately” message (email, mail, call, etc.) Inside, there is a fine warning.
Often, locations fall for this type of scam as they believe the message is from their company’s corporate office. They believe the fine warning is valid and purchase whatever poster is offered.
To prevent this from happening, make sure your locations understand how your labor compliance program works, and that they should not respond to notices of this type.
GovDocs Poster Updates
Aside from GovDocs labor law poster shipments – including new posters, updates and replacements –any unidentifiable or questionable messages your locations receive can be ignored. As part of our company policy, GovDocs will never call, send an invoice, or distribute materials to individual locations regarding the purchase of additional posters.