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OFCCP Updates Required EEO Posters

On October 28, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) updated its website to include the new Know Your Rights poster, which replaces the previous “EEO is the Law” poster and “EEO is the Law” Supplement. The “Know Your Rights” poster summarizes the federal laws prohibiting job discrimination and explains how employees or applicants can file a complaint if they believe they have experienced discrimination.

The poster is currently available in English and Spanish and will be available in additional languages later.

Next Steps for Employers

Federal contractors must now use the “Know Your Rights” poster instead of the 2009 “EEO is the Law” poster and the 2015 “EEO is the Law” Supplement. Federal contractors are still required to post the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision and include it in employee handbooks and manuals. Contractors must post both the Pay Transparency information and the “Know Your Rights” poster in a place where applicants and employees can access them, including employees working offsite. The updated notice should be posted in a prominent, accessible location in the workplace where notices to applicants and employees are customarily posted. Employers should also post the notice electronically for viewing by remote employees and applicants. However, it should be noted that in most cases, electronic posting is not a substitute for the physical posting.

Additional information about required Equal Employment Opportunity posters is located on OFCCP’s website and in OFCCP’s Postings & Notice Requirements Guide.

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