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Posts Tagged: Department of Labor

  • OSHA Announces Coronavirus Violations

    OSHA Announces Coronavirus Violations

    Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Nov. 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued 232 citations arising from inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,148,452, according to a news release. OSHA inspections have resulted in the agency citing employers for

  • Department of Labor Final Rule on Overtime Update

    Department of Labor Final Rule on Overtime Update

    The U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers newly eligible for overtime pay. The final rule updates the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative and professional employees from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime pay requirements, and allows employers to count a portion

  • OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week

    OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages Americans to commit to workplace safety and health by participating in Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018. Over 200 organizations and businesses are partnering with OSHA to promote the importance of safety and health programs. Implementing a safety and health

  • OSHA Penalties Adjusted for Inflation after August 1

    OSHA Penalties Adjusted for Inflation after August 1

    Maximum penalties for OSHA violations are set to increase for the first time since 1990 as part of overall federal penalty adjustments mandated by Congress last year. The increases were announced by the Department of Labor, which issued two interim rules covering penalty adjustments for several DOL agencies. OSHA’s new penalty levels will take effect