Like I almost did!
I received what looked like a very official mailing a few weeks ago at work from “The North Carolina Labor Law Poster Service” to order new Federal and State labor posters that must displayed by employers to avoid potential penalties of up to $7,000 and civil liabilities.
The order form enclosed was for $59.50 for the first set and $52.50 for additional sets. I KNEW posters did not cost $60.00 and I was not thrilled that it seemed that I was required to pay those rates to a state agency to be in compliance.
Apparently not – a key example of why you should always read the fine print. Even though the letter and return envelope appeared to be from a regulatory agency (or a government contractor)… they weren’t.
ALL OF THE POSTERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR FREE ONLINE.
Ugh. I can’t believe I *almost* got ripped off… that would have been a crappy lesson learned!
I’m pretty irritated that businesses like this are allowed to operate using clearly deceptive and misleading practices.