The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has adjusted for inflation its violation fine for failing to post its “EEO is the Law” notification from $534 to $545. Those of you who display Personnel Concepts’ Space Saver-1 All-On-One State and Federal Labor Law Poster will generally fulfill this posting requirement.

eeoc-raises-posting-violation-fineThe EEOC also encourages posting the notice online in addition to displaying it in a conspicuous workplace location, advising “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.”

The fine increase was posted in the Federal Register and explained as follows:

In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, which further amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, this final rule adjusts for inflation the civil monetary penalty for violation of the notice-posting requirements in Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act.