Federal and state authorities require businesses to display information on proper labor practices, including the minimum wage. State law requires firms that sell businesses posters with this information to notify potential customers that such postings are also available online and free-of-charge from the government.
According to several small business owners from Brooklyn, a person approached them claiming that they could either buy a $50 compliance poster or face a possible $7,000 fine. The proprietors say that they were given no notice that these postings were available free-of-charge and the person gave the impression that he was a government agent.
citizens are encouraged to file a complaint with authorities naming the owners of these corporations, to put an end to this scam.