EMPLOYMENT LAW NEWS
EEOC Doubles Fines for Posting Violations
Published March 26, 2014
Effective April 18, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is nearly doubling the fines it can levy against employers who do not adhere to its posting requirements. Employers now face a fine of $210 per posting violation, an increase of 91 percent over the previous fine of $110.
The EEOC is required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 to adjust fine levels for inflation as determined by fluctuations in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
The EEOC reported that in the last ten years, 2010 saw the highest level of EEOC notice posting violations with 114 charges being leveled against employers.
EEOC Posting Requirements
The EEOC requires every employer, employment agency, labor organization, and joint labor-management committee controlling an apprenticeship or other training program covered by Title VII, the ADA, or GINA to post the EEO is the Law notice “in prominent and accessible places where notices to employees, applicants, and members are customarily maintained.”
The notice outlines which employee classifications are protected against job discrimination, including race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability and genetic information.
About the EEOC
The EEOC enforces Federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Employers are required to post notices describing the Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. The EEOC enforces:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA)
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
- Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
- Sections 102 and 103 of the Civil Rights Act of 1991
- Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)
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