Post-It Up or Pay It Up: The Double-It Year Continues
You know how we harp on the easy things? Like having all the required state and federal posting requirements hung in a place where employees can easily find them? This serves as just another friendly reminder that those postings are important.
Prior to 2014, the maximum penalty for failing to have the appropriate posters hung was $110 per violation. In 2014, it was raised to a maximum of $210 per violation. As of July 5 of this year that number will be raised from a maximum of $210 per violation to a maximum of $525 per violation. Do you see a pattern here with federal agencies doubling numbers this year? Federal posting requirements include those under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
Contact a member of Verrill Dana's Labor & Employment Practice Group if you have questions regarding posting requirements in your jurisdiction.