I just started an LLC in ohio where I am the sole proprietor. I have no employees, and conduct my business online.
Today I received a notice from Labor Poster Services stating that I am required to pay a 94 dollar fee to obtain a poster or face non compliance fines...
Is this something I need to worry about, even with no employees?
No. This is essentially a scam by the poster company trying to get you to spend $94 for something you don't need if you don't have employees. Companies like this get a list of new entities that have been approved by the Sec. of State and send these official looking "notices" try to get you to buy their posters.
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I agree with the previous response. You can disregard the notice/mailing. Hope this helps.
I am licensed in the State of Ohio, posting a response to your question or issue does not create an attorney-client relationship and I AM NOT providing you legal advice. You should speak with an attorney who is licensed in your state to whom you have provided all the facts, before you take steps that may impact your legal rights--or rights to recovery of damages.
As a quick follow up, if you ever do hire people and are required to post these, they’re available for free at dol.gov.
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