EEO poster violation penalty climbs to $545
- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has adjusted its poster violation penalty for inflation, raising the fine from $534 to $545.
- Every employer, employment agency, labor organization and joint labor-management committee controlling an apprenticeship or other training program covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act must post notices describing the pertinent provisions of those laws. For many, EEOC's "EEO is the Law" poster satisfies this requirement.
- Posters must be prominently displayed in a common area where workers, job applicants and members normally congregate.
In addition to requiring that employers post EEO information in the workplace, EEOC also strongly encourages companies to post the notice online. In fact, it says that "in some situations, (e.g., for employees who telework and do not visit the employer's workplace on a regular basis), it may be required in addition to physical posting."
Employers also need to ensure that notices are accessible to individuals with disabilities, whether that includes placing the poster in an accessible location or offering a screen-reader friendly version. EEOC makes the poster available in an accessible version and in several different languages on its website.