All employers are required by law to display labor law posters-but how do business owners know that the posters they use are authentic and up to date? It’s a challenge facing millions of businesses, many of which have lost money to poster scam artists.
Here’s how the con works: A scam artist visits a business posing as a government agent, or mails an official-looking solicitation to a business. Business owners are led to believe-often wrongly-that the labor law posters they are displaying are not in compliance with current regulations. The business owner is then strong-armed into paying excessive fees for outdated or unnecessary posters.
Protecting Your Business
Business owners can avoid labor law poster scams by partnering with a qualified poster provider. Legitimate third-party poster sellers offer an easy way to save time, avoid scams, and keep businesses in compliance with current laws.
“Qualified poster providers notify businesses only when mandatory updates are required,” noted Ashley Kaplan, compliance attorney with … Read the rest