Employers: It’s Time to Replace Your Mandatory Workplace Poster
November 9, 2022
On October 20, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a new version of its mandatory workplace poster, titled “Know Your Rights.” The link to the new poster is found HERE. This poster replaces the former “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster.
All covered employers are required to post the new poster.
Is My Business Covered?
Whether a business is covered by federal discrimination laws enforced by the EEOC generally depends on the number of your employees.
For businesses and private employers, the following chart provides a general guide to federal employment laws that may impact your business if you meet the threshold for at least twenty calendar weeks in this year or last.
|Businesses/Private Employers Impacted
|Discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy), national origin, disability, or genetic information (including family medical history)
|15 or more employees
|20 or more employees
|Equal Pay Act (EPA)
|Virtually all employers are covered by the EPA
The latest EEOC poster includes the following information:
- Clearer language and a QR code to link directly to the EEOC’s website to file a complaint.
- Information on harassment as a form of discrimination.
- Clarification that discrimination based upon sex includes pregnancy status or related conditions, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
- Specific guidance for federal contractors.
What Should Employers Do?
- Immediately post the new poster in a conspicuous location where such notices are usually placed and where it is accessible to any employees with disabilities.
- Consider posting on the company website, especially if the business has no physical location or employees are entirely remote.
Stacey E. Trien, Esq. is a founding partner with the law firm of Adams Leclair LLP. She focuses her practice on employment law and commercial litigation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alana Roberts, J.D., assisted in preparing this client update.
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