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On June 2, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a final rule increasing the penalty for failure to post notices of worker rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act (GINA).  Under the final rule, the maximum fine for failure to comply with these notice-posting requirements rises from $210 to $525 per violation.

The rule adjusts the fine for inflation in compliance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.  This act requires the EEOC to make yearly adjustments to the maximum civil monetary penalty.

The increased penalty applies to both covered private employers and federal contractors and goes into effect on July 5.