Thursday, October 29, 2009

New EEO poster required for all employers with 15 or More employees

Federal law requires all employers covered by the federal anti-discrimination laws (those with 15 or more employees) to post multilingual notices describing the federal laws against job discrimination. To account for two new laws – the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act and the ADA Amendments Act – the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its mandatory posting. Employers have two options to comply with this new requirement, both of which are available on the EEOC’s website at

  1. Print out and post a supplement to their existing “EEO is the Law”; or
  2. Print and post the EEOC new poster.

Alternatively, employers can order up to 10 copies of the poster, free of charge, from the same EEOC site linked above. If you need more than 10 copies, that same website has the address and phone number of the EEOC Clearinghouse to contact.

The new posting is mandatory effective November 21, 2009.

[Hat tip: World of Work]

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