The Department of Labor has increased its maximum fines for posting violations. The Department of Labor has increased fines to show the seriousness of posting violations within the workplace.
How much has it raised?
The Department of Labor has increased the maximum fines for labor postings by over $400. The fines are under four acts. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): $178, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): $576, Job Safety and Health: It's the Law (OSHA): $13,653, and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA): $21,663. The Department of Labor wants to impose this for posting violations to show the seriousness of these violations.
The Importance of these increases
It is very important to stay compliant within the workplace. The Department of Labor wants to stress this with the increase of posting violations to influence employers to stay in compliance. With these updated poster violations in place employees will feel more protected and with the updated posters employers will show them they care about their employees rights.
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