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ALERT! Mandatory Federal EEOC Poster Change: Scam or Real?

ALERT! Mandatory Federal EEOC Poster Change:  Scam or Real? Image

By Olivia Wann, JD

Have you received these mailings?  Poster companies indicate that you can get into labor law posting compliance by buying their posters. They also indicate there is a "new" federal EEOC poster.

What's the truth about it all?

Yes- you must display the federal and state labor posters (in addition to any required state and local government posters).

Let's shed some light:  First of all, the new federal EEOC poster known as, "Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal" poster was released October 19, 2022, not this month as the mailing implies.    Secondly, this poster is free on the EEOC's website: https://www.eeoc.gov/poster

Matter of fact, the state and federal department of labor posters are free as a download.  For example, if you work in Tennessee, visit here: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/general-resources/major-publications0/major-publications-redirect/posters-redirect/required-posters.html

Federal posters are available here: https://www.dol.gov/general/topics/posters

With all that said, if you want to spend $59 to $89 on space saver posters, that's entirely up to you.  Be sure to display the posters in a conspicuous area, such as a break room. Noncompliance with displaying labor posters can result in monetary civil penalties.

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