Thanks to an update to the congressional budget, employers in violation of federal workplace laws may be facing steeper proposed penalties than in previous years. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which has not increased its citation fines since 1990, has asked Congress to determine a “catch-up” percentage related to the changes in the inflation index, OSHA’s Omaha-area office director Jeff Funke told Omaha World-Herald. Although it is currently unknown what the increase will be based on, if the inflation bump is affixed to the difference between the 2015 Consumer Price Index and the 1990 Consumer Price ... Read More
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