Time to Update Workplace Postings & Handbooks! 

 

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has replaced the ‘EEO is The Law’ poster with a new labor poster, ‘Know Your Rights.’ It was recently revised on October 20, 2022, after being posted the day before. To ensure you have the correct version, it includes updated information on the Federal laws preventing workplace discrimination. Full-Service HR Clients of HRCG will have these posters ordered and sent to them over the next couple of weeks. If you would like to be on our poster program, please email marketing@hr-consulting-group.com, and we will share the details.  

Connecticut business owners - The Commission on Humans Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) released a new poster on domestic violence. A victim of domestic violence is now a protected class, making discrimination or harassment based on this status illegal. Employers are required to provide leave of absence to employees struggling with domestic violence. This makes it an ideal time to add provisions to your employee handbook to ensure compliance. Full-Service HR Clients of HRCG will have these posters ordered and sent to them over the next couple of weeks. If you would like to be on our poster program, please email marketing@hr-consulting-group.com, and we will share the details.  

Where Should the Posters be Placed? 

The posters should be positioned in a location accessible to all employees. Like FMLA and EPPA posters, the EEO poster must be placed where applicants for employment can see it.  

What About my Remote Employees? 

If your employees are remote, they must also have access to the poster in a conspicuous spot. It can live on your website or your Isolved (HCM platform), along with other essential documents. Employees should be made aware that it is there.  

What Happens if I Don’t Comply? 

Employers are subject to fines for noncompliance. Also, not posing it poses a liability to business owners if an employee takes action against you.  

What is New on The EEO Poster? 

The new “Know Your Rights” poster, 

  • Uses straightforward language and formatting 
  • Notes that harassment is a prohibited form of discrimination 
  • Clarifies that sex discrimination includes discrimination based on pregnancy and related conditions, sexual orientation, or gender identity 
  • Adds a QR code for fast digital access to the how to file a charge webpage 
  • Provides information about equal pay discrimination for federal contractors 

 Questions? 

With The Human Resources Group, LLC., companies get updated information in real time. Our high-touch service and customizable HCM platform ensure you have the correct work posters in the right place. If you want to learn more about our services, get in touch with one of our HR Consulting experts through email or phone (203).881.1755 

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