Labor Department Fines to Increase

August 1 will bring with it new and larger Labor Department fines. These fines that encompass mine safety fraud and job safety violations will raise the penalties by 150 percent claims Obama Administration Labor Secretary Thomas Perez.

Perez says the fines have not gone up in decades and need to be adjusted to match the cost of living.

We can expect OSHA’s maximum fines, Mine Safety and Health Act fines, violations of minimum wage and overtime and all fines found under the Longshore Workers’ Compensation Act and Black Lung Benefits Act to rise.

Source: PAI