By 2002, Poster Compliance Center had gone from fledgling innovator to industry leader in their field. But there was a challenge.
The company had mastered getting their clients into full compliance, but every time a state or federal law changed, businesses were suddenly out of compliance. A comprehensive solution was needed.
In January 2003, Bruce Licht joined the company as Publisher and Maurice’s business partner, and together they developed and launched the OneSystem—an annual, full-coverage program that provides automatic updates every time a new poster is required. “Not only will we get you into compliance, we will keep you in compliance,” says Maurice. “We’re going to monitor everything for you. We’re going to do the work. All you have to do is post the poster on the wall.”
The program has been very successful, and it now accounts for a large portion of the company’s business. The service also includes a $25,000 Poster Violation Warranty. If a client is ever caught out of compliance, Poster Compliance Center will cover any fines incurred. “By taking the burden off our clients, they can focus on their core values and we can focus on compliance, where our core competency is at its highest,” says Maurice. “Let them do what they do best; let us do what we do best.”
In 2007, the “Go Green” option was added to their service for companies that want to reduce waste and be more ecologically conscious. All the products are made with recyclable material and no lamination. To top it off, for every Go Green OneSystem Plan sold, Poster Compliance Center sends a donation to the American Forest Foundation to plant a tree.
Making the world a little brighter has always been important to Maurice. Long before founding the company, he was an active community leader. In 1996, he co-founded Generations in Jazz, a charity that preserves jazz programs in schools and senior centers, bringing together people young and old—from ages 14 to 90—to learn and celebrate jazz. Under Generations in Jazz, he also cofounded Lafayette Summer Music Workshop, a camp for young people who are mentored by experienced jazz musicians from around the country. And always a hands-on guy, Maurice has spent the past 22 years volunteering as the director of the Big Band of Rossmoor, a student and senior band that plays not-for-profit shows to benefit various local groups. Fans can even catch Maurice playing trumpet with the band now and then.
Whether it’s playing a gig, working with a client, or just brainstorming with his team, Maurice is always focused on the next innovation, making it work for his customers, and ensuring that Poster Compliance Center feels like a place everyone can call home.