LATEST NEWS ON FEDERAL CHANGES
2019 Federal EEOC Posting Penalty Increased
April 2019: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a final rule increasing the maximum penalty for failure to post or improperly posting the "EEO is the Law" poster. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - increased to $173
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) - $559
Job Safety and Health: It's the law (OSHA) - increased to $13,260
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) - increased to $21,039
Beginning April 22, 2019, the increased fine of $559 will take effect.
The maximum penalty for federal posting violations is now over a total of $35,000. This comes after adjustments were announced by the Department of Labor (DOL) in January for the FMLA, OSHA, and EPPA postings.
The posting regulations affected by the 2019 increases include the following: