EEOC Updates Required Nondiscrimination Poster
On October 20, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an updated "Know Your Rights" poster that informs employees of their rights to be free from unlawful workplace harassment and discrimination under federal law. Employers are advised not to use the version released on October 19. The revision date is on the bottom of the 2nd page of the poster.
Covered employers must post this poster which replaces the previous "EEO is the Law" poster and is available in English and Spanish.
As with other employment law posters, the revised poster should be placed in a conspicuous location in the workplace where notices to applicants and employees are customarily posted. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that such notices be made available in a location that is accessible to applicants and employees with disabilities who have limited mobility.
Covered employers should also consider posting a digital notice on their website to supplement the physical poster and inform remote or hybrid workers of their rights. The digital version is free to download on the EEOC's website.
The EEOC hasn't yet announced a deadline for replacing the "EEOC is the Law" poster, but covered employers should replace their existing poster as soon as possible, and may be subject to fines for noncompliance.
As a reminder, Greater Rochester Chamber members get a 10% discount on any posters, etc. purchased on our partner, GovDocs’, website. The site to order from or check out prices is: http://shop.govdocs.com/. You must enter promotion code GN-RBA to your shopping cart to apply the 10% discount. GovDocs also offers electronic poster packages for each state in addition to the laminated all in one posters. For those who don’t want to have to keep track of updates, there is an update service as well.
**Important note: when the state or federal government updates a poster, there is typically a 2-3 week turnaround time for GovDocs to update all their posters, as they are notified of updates at the same time as employers. We recommend you print a copy of any new/updated posters to post on your poster wall until your new poster is received.
Greater Rochester Chamber members with questions on required posters or other HR issues are encouraged to contact the HR Helpline staff for assistance. Kathy Richmond, Sr. Director, HR Services, Jennifer Suppé, Sr. HR Services Specialist, or Fernán Cepero, HR Services Partner. Level of Helpline access varies by membership tier.