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Non-compliance continues to get more expensive. While cost of compliance continues to dip.

Posted by Barry Rubin on 9/12/2016
Non-compliance continues to get more expensive. While cost of compliance continues to dip.

Compliance continues to get more expensive as the EEOC announced that to maintain the remedial impact of civil monetary penalties and promote compliance with the law that they are raising the penalties for non compliance. The most common violation is labor law posting requirements. Typically the EEOC is alerted to the issue by employees who are aware of the requirements and contact the authorities leading to an inspection and fine.


The basic required EEOC notice is known as the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster, and although sold by many posting services, this posting is available for free from the EEOC website. Additionally  the Job Safety and Health Protection poster summarizing key Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules, the "Your Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act" (FMLA) poster, and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act Notice are also required.


Many states require minimum wage postings as well which vary in state to state and often require worked hours to be tracked by some type of time clock device, electronic time clock system, or online time clock.


Federal contractors and subcontractors are subject to additional poster requirements, such as the "Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act" notice.