April 11, 2019

Increased Penalty for Failure to Post EEOC Notice

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced an increase in the penalty for failure to post the EEOC notice from $545 to $559 per violation, effective April 22, 2019.

As background, employers subject to various laws enforced by the EEOC should ensure that they have the appropriate EEOC notice posted in their workplaces.  The EEOC enforces laws that prohibit workplace discrimination under such laws as:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (relating to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex);
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ADA Amendments Act (ADAA);
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA);
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA); and
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)

The EEOC poster, “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” is available in four languages (English, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese), and, can be obtained by downloading and printing it via EEOC website.


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