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The Mandatory Poster Agency, Inc. (Headquarters)

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(877) 321-4144View Additional Phone Numbers6323 W Saginaw Hwy Ste E, LansingMI 48917-2492http://www.laborlawposterservice.com ! There is an alert for this business !

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered The Mandatory Poster Agency, Inc.'s rating include:

  • 104 complaints filed against business
  • Failure to respond to 2 complaints filed against business.
  • Government action(s) against business.

The BBB's file contains a pattern of complaints in which complainants state they received labor posters and a bill from the company even though they did not order the posters. In some cases, the complainant received a call from the company asking to verify their address before receiving the posters and bill.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

104 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 12 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues49
Billing / Collection Issues18
Problems with Product / Service37
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 104

Additional Complaint Information

In October 2012, the BBB began receiving inquiries and complaints from businesses nationwide concerning Corporate Records Service. According to consumers, the company is sending out an official looking letter informing the recipient that their respective state requires
an "Annual Minutes Records Form." For a fee of $125, the company states they will complete the required form for the businesses. According to complainants, in some cases, the form in question is not required to be submitted with the businesses State office.

Many complainants indicate that the materials appear to be official and misrepresent that they are from a government agency.

The company has responded to these claims by stating "The state does deem it necessary for corporations to retain certain documentation regarding annual corporate meetings including corporate officers, directors and shareholders. Our company offers document preparation services to assist companies in fulfilling these requirements. No company is required to use our service or pay any amount of money to our company, although they may choose to. Our order form does clearly state in bold print, we are NOT a government agency and that we do not have a contract with the government to provide our service."

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Additional Information

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BBB file opened: 07/22/1999Business started: 01/01/1999
Type of Entity

Corporation

Incorporated: January 1999, MI

Business Management

Steve Fata, co-owner of The Mandatory Poster Agency Inc., is also listed in BBB files as owner of Vintage City Guitars of Lansing, MI. A separate report is available on Vintage City Guitars upon request.

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Steve Fata (Co-Owner/President)Customer Contact: Mr. Michael Bishop (General Manager)Mr. Joe Fata (Co-Owner)Mr. Thomas Fata (Co-Owner)
Number of Employees

44

Business Category

Labor Posters

Products & Services

Based on information in BBB files, this company solicits businesses in all 50 states. The company's letterhead is (state) Labor Law Poster Service. According to information provided by complainants, the company sends unsolicited mailings to businesses outlining State and Federal laws that require employers to post various Labor Law Posters at work sites. The correspondence also lists possible ramifications, such as criminal and civil penalties and large fines, if the correct posters are not displayed in the work place.

Even though the correspondence does state that Posters may also be available free from the issuing governmental agencies, complainants state the letter appears to be from a government agency and the tone of the letter is somewhat threatening.

In October 2012, the company notified the BBB that they were now utilizing the business name of Corporate Records Service.

Corporate Records Service appears to be marketing in numerous states and is using mail drop addresses only. The actual location of the company is in Lansing, MI.

According to information provided by complainants, the company sends unsolicited mailings to businesses outlining State laws that require businesses to file an "Annual Minutes Records Form." For a fee of $125, the company states they will complete the required form for the businesses. According to complainants, in some cases, the form in question is not required to be submitted with the business' State office.

Even though the correspondence does state that Corporate Records Service is not a government agency, many recipients state they believed the material was from a state office.

In April 2014, the BBB became aware that the company began utilizing the name Annual Business Services.

Annual Business Services appears to be marketing in numerous states and is using mail drop addresses only. The actual location of the company is in Lansing, MI.

As with Corporate Records Service, complainants state that the company sends unsolicited mailings to businesses outlining State laws that require businesses to file an "Annual Minutes Form." For a fee of $125, the company states they will complete the required form for the businesses.

Even though the correspondence does state that Annual Business Services is not a government agency and does not have or contract with any governmental agency to provide this service, this statement appears after various codes of the state's law are outlined. Many recipients state they believed the material was from a state office.

In December 2014, the BBB became aware that the company is now using the name Council for Corporations and the company name is prefaced with the State in which the solicitation is being sent, i.e. Michigan Council for Corporations. It appears that the company is marketing this name in numerous states as well and using the same mail drop locations used under the Corporate Records Service name. The actual location of the company is in Lansing, MI.

As with Corporate Records Service and Annual Business Services, complainants report that the company sends unsolicited mailings to businesses outlining State laws that require businesses to file Annual Minutes. Council for Corporations send an "Annual Records Solicitation Form." For a fee of $125, the company states they will complete the required form for the businesses. According to complainants, in some cases, the form in question is not required to be submitted with the business' State office.

Even though the envelope in which the material is sent states "THIS IS NOT A GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT," the cover letter includes ""Please note: The preparation of annual corporate records does not satisfy the requirement to file the annual report either required by (State) code (specific code number is listed) or set forth by the (State) Corporations and Associations Law. The annual report and instructions may be found on-line," and
the 2014 Annual Records Solicitation Form states "(State) Council for Corporations is not a government agency and does not have or contract with any government agency to provide this service. This does not fulfill the (state) annual report filing requirement," recipients regularly report that they believe the material to be from a state agency and that they are required to complete it in order to be in compliance with their state laws.

The BBB advises caution when dealing with this company. BBB suggests that company owners contact their own state Attorney General's Office, Corporation Bureau, Secretary of State or similar government office to confirm what, if any, annual forms are required to be submitted and the procedure to do so. Typically, the required forms are available at no cost directly from the State office involved or on-line, and in some states, there is no requirement to submit annual corporation minutes at all.

The company produces and sells laminated posters of the labor law requirements.

Alternate Business Names
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