We received a very official looking letter today from Corporate Compliance Services, seeming to be from a federal government agency without actually stating this. The document asked us to send a check or money order for $84 to Corporate Compliance Services for US federal government required posters for our workplace.
This is a scam. The United States Department of Labor does indeed require that employers display posters informing employees of their rights under various laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), but these are available for free from the US Department of Labor.
The United States Department of Labor web site has a simple, easy-to-use eLaws Advisor to help you determine which posters are required for your business and to then locate and download the required posters for free.
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John F. McGowan, Ph.D. solves problems using mathematics and mathematical software, including developing gesture recognition for touch devices, video compression and speech recognition technologies. He has extensive experience developing software in C, C++, MATLAB, Python, Visual Basic and many other programming languages. He has been a Visiting Scholar at HP Labs developing computer vision algorithms and software for mobile devices. He has worked as a contractor at NASA Ames Research Center involved in the research and development of image and video processing algorithms and technology. He has published articles on the origin and evolution of life, the exploration of Mars (anticipating the discovery of methane on Mars), and cheap access to space. He has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).