Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Small Businesses, Big Judgments

The Expensive Cost of HR Non-Compliance

The Department of Labor is clear:  human resources compliance is the law for employers of ALL sizes

Each month, we compile the financial costs of Human Resources non-compliance for well-meaning small business owners who were ignorant of federal, state, and local employment regulations.   

Early engagement with HR Allies identifies and reduces risk through solid Human Resources foundations that address and comply with employment regulations.

Can your business afford its own six-figure penalty for HR non-compliance?  Read below to see how easily even the best-intentioned small businesses became just another costly headline. 

September 2022:

US Department of Labor recovers $230K in back wages for 274 Austin-area restaurants’ workers denied full tips by employer | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)

Employment nonprofit settles race discrimination, retaliation claim with EEOC for $100,000 | HR Dive

May 2022:

NY bakery accused of discriminatory hiring to pay $850,000 | Miami Herald

February 2022:

Blue Sky Vision Pays $67,590 to Resolve EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Ranew’s Management Company to Pay $250,000 to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (eeoc.gov)

US Department of Labor obtains judgment after investigation finds Michigan company failed to forward retirement contributions | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)

Wellpath Pays $75,000 to End Texas Religious Discrimination Suit (bloomberglaw.com)

January 2022:

Victory Automotive reaches disability lawsuit settlement – Sacramento Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

December 2021:

Louisiana medical center will pay $450K over 100%-healed policy | HR Dive

November 2021:

Shelley’s Septic Tank to Pay $82,500 to Settle EEOC Same-Sex Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Employer Solutions Group to Pay $95,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination and Retaliation Suit | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

October 2021:

Grocery chain pays $280,000 to settle deaf job applicants’ EEOC claims | Reuters

Activision Blizzard Settles Sex Discrimination and Harassment Claims for $18M | News | Tools | XpertHR.com

September 2021:

Federal court orders Massachusetts pizza restaurants, owner to pay $307K in back wages, damages to 14 employees after investigation, litigation | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)

Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission