The Department of Labor has recently revised the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) poster and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) poster. Penalty amounts listed on the previous posters are no longer accurate.
The penalty increase has come from The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act which was passed by Congress in 2015 to maintain effectiveness of civil penalties enforced by the Department of Labor (DOL).
“Civil penalties should be a credible deterrent that influences behavior far and wide. Adjusting our penalties to keep pace with the cost of living can lead to significant benefits for workers and can level the playing field for responsible employers who should not have to compete with those who don’t follow the law,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez.
The updated posters are available at no cost directly from the DOL by clicking: Here.
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