The EEOC recently announced that it will double its fine for employers who violate the notice posting requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, from $100 per violation to $210. The new rule will go into effect on April 18, 2014.
Every employer covered by Title VII, ADA, or GINA must post the EEOC’s “EEO is the Law” notice describing these laws. It must be posted in a prominent and accessible place where notices to employees and applicants are customarily maintained. Of course, the original notice requirements were put in place before the invention of the remote desktop, so consider posting these notices in multiple places, including the company intranet, or another electronic method, in addition to a physical office location.
The EEOC’s announcement should also serve as good reminder to review other federal, state, or local notice posting requirements to ensure that you are in compliance with the law.
For more information, you can go to the EEOC’s website and even download copies of the “EEO is the Law” poster or contact a member of the Troutman Sanders LLP Labor & Employment Section.