Labor Law Posting Penalties Increases

Date Posted: 03/03/2021

Employee hanging a labor law poster to make sure they are compliant with regulations

As of January 15, 2021, the Department of Labor's maximum labor law posting fines have increased by more than $400:

Posting 2020 Fine 2021 Fine
Famlies and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) $176 $178
Job Safety and Health: It's the Law (OSHA) $13,494 $13,653
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) $21,410 $21,663
EEO is the Law $569 TBA
Total $35,649 $35,494+


Complaince Criticial

Properly displaying labor law posters is critical to avoiding non-complianec fines. While fines for failing to properly display labor law posters is uncommon, and more likely to be assessed when an employer willfully violates the law, the annual fine adjustment by the DOL indicates the agency's compliance emphasis. 

Employers can comply with posting requirements by displaying up-to-date labor law posters in areas frequented daily by all employees such as a break room, conference room, or near a time clock. 

Additional Fine Increase Coming

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will increase the penalty for posting violations regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law posting in the near future. 

Compliance Peace of Mind

The FMLA, Job Safety and Health, EPPA, and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law postings are included on the all-in-one posters offered by J. J. Keller and Associates, Inc. If a mandatory posting change occurs, subscribers to J. J. Keller's Update Service receive a new poster. 


This article was written by Terri Dougherty, HR Editor, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.