Every so often, we hear about people or companies using less than scrupulous methods to increase their poster sales. Notably, a handful of companies have sent official-sounding warnings that insist companies buy unneeded labor law poster updates or face fines. Even more brazen, some people impersonate government agents or contractors, claiming to perform spot inspections on labor law posters.
This is the meat of a pending case from Houston, Texas, against a woman accused of posing as a Texas Workforce Commission compliance enforcement contractor. According to the allegations, she approached multiple businesses, asserting they were out of compliance because of their postings and then offered to ignore the “violations” if they purchased her posters – of which she apparently had a truckload.
Clearly, employers should exercise a healthy amount of skepticism towards door-to-door compliance sales. Situations like these can create confusion about an issue important to business owners: labor law compliance.
GovDocs sees labor law compliance as more than just “selling posters.” Maybe that’s one reason GovDocs gets an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. In fact, we are constantly finding new ways to help customers maintain compliance – easily and affordably – including cool new tools like Compliance Check. We offer a dedicated research team who constantly monitor changes in labor law so that we can alert our customers when required changes happen. Further, GovDocs’ mission is to rid the world of fines for non-compliance. We believe so strongly in that mission that we back it up with a guarantee for our customers as part of our update service. These are just some of the reasons why GovDocs’ is proud of the services we provide to our customers.