The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a Final Rule, increasing the penalty for failure to post the required notices under Title VII (Civil Rights Act), ADA, and GINA (Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act).
Beginning July 1, 2016, the fine for failing to display the Equal Employment Is the Law posting will increase from the previous amount of $210 to $525, a 150 percent increase.
The change is reflected in a revision to 29 CFR part 1601.30 (b), which now reads:
Section 711(b) of Title VII and the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act, as amended, make failure to comply with this section punishable by a fine of not more than $525 for each separate offense.
The new penalty level is in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the Act, for short), which requires federal agencies to adjust the level of civil monetary penalties to “catch-up” and then to make annual adjustments based on changes to the Consumer Price Index.
No Change to Federal EEOC Posting
To be clear, there is no change to the actual EEOC posting at this time, but you may want to audit your locations to make certain the correct posting is displayed to avoid a hefty fine.
Fortunately for GovDocs’ corporate clients, they are covered by ongoing compliance protection under the GovDocs Update Program – guaranteed. If they ever would be fined for having a required posting that is out of compliance, GovDocs pays the fine*. We put our money where our mouth is when it comes to posting compliance.
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