Employers can be fined up to $659 for failing to post required nondiscrimination notices starting Thursday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Wednesday. The change represents an increase from the previous $612 maximum.
The fine can be assessed for each offense, according to the announcement. Employers must place notices where workers will see them — often at a physical location, online or both, according to EEOC — and ensure they are accessible to workers with disabilities.
The agency updated its poster in October 2022, adding a QR code that, when scanned, directs users to information on filing an EEOC complaint.
The agency urged employers to switch to the new poster, which is available to download in several formats and languages.