DOL Update: Effective Immediately, Increased Penalties for Failure to Post

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule that increased the civil penalty amounts that may be imposed on employers under various federal laws. Employers should become familiar with the new penalty amounts and review their safety practices, benefit plan and pay procedures to confirm they are in compliance with federal requirements.

Cumbersome monetary penalties can be incurred for following:

  • Repeated or willful violations of minimum wage or overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA);
  • Willful violations of the poster requirement under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); and
  • Violations of the poster requirement under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act)
  • 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 (EEOC)
The increased penalty amounts became effective on Jan. 2, 2018, with the exception of the EEOC which will become effective February 20th and may apply for any violations occurring after Nov. 2, 2015.

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