State and federal laws require employers to post specific information and notices in an area frequented by employees where they may be easily read during the workday. Additional posting requirements may apply to your workplace depending on your industry. Monetary penalties are assessed for failing to post required notices.
The maximum penalty for federal posting violations is now going up by more than $400 under the increases announced by the Department of Labor – highlighting the seriousness about posting compliance.
Some of the new maximum fine amounts are:
· Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): $178
· Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): $576
· Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law (OSHA): $13,653
· Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA): $21,663
Emailing required notices to employees permitted beginning January 1, 2022. To address the prevalence of remote work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new California law, Senate Bill (SB) 657, allows employers to post and email required notices to employees. However, email distribution does not alter the employer’s obligation to physically display the required postings in an area frequented by employees where they may be easily read during the workday.