On July 5, 2016, the EEOC more than doubled the previous monetary penalty for failing to post required workplace notices. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), employers are required to post notices describing certain key provisions of these laws. The notices must also be placed in a prominent and accessible location in the workplace. Failure to post the required notices means that the employer could be subject to the maximum penalty amount of $525 for each separate violation, up from the previous amount of $210.
This change only impacts public and private employers employing 15 or more individuals. However, Ohio state law has its own separate notice requirements of which smaller employers should also be aware.
For additional information on any other workplace notice requirement, please feel free to contact any of the labor and employment attorneys of Coolidge Wall at 937-223-8177.