DOL Increases Penalties for FLSA, FMLA Violations

Coming on the heels of their significantly increasing the overtime exemption threshold, the Department of Labor (DOL) has now issued an interim final rule that increases civil penalties for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and all laws under their jurisdiction.  Under the new regulation, which…

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OSHA Fines Hiked As Well

As one of the agencies that operate under the jurisdiction of the Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will also see their fines and penalties increased significantly by the latest interim final rule.  OSHA penalties will be adjusted for the first time since 1990 and they’re certainly making up for lost…

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