July 12, 2016
Hello Leaders!
The Department of Labor (DOL) has published new penalty increases. Below is the information you need to help protect your organization. 

As always, call me at (877) 356-6175 for any questions or assistance with HR issues. Have a fantastic week!  

Vanessa G. Nelson

Increases Generally Apply to Civil Money Penalties Assessed After August 1, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published an interim final rule adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed for violations of a number of federal laws. 

As a result, penalties will increase for employers that do not comply with certain requirements under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), among other laws. The increases generally apply to civil penalties assessed after August 1, 2016, whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015.

Key Penalty Increases
Penalty increases that may be of particular interest to employers include:

  • Repeated or willful violations of the FLSA’s minimum wage or overtime pay requirements will be subject to a penalty of up to $1,894 per violation (formerly $1,100);
  • Willful violations of the FMLA’s posting requirement will be subject to a penalty not to exceed $163 for each separate offense (formerly $110) (note: covered employers must post this general notice even if no employees are eligible for FMLA leave);

Click here to read entire article.

We have exciting opportunities with great companies for the following positions!

Director Of Operations - Transportation

Payroll/Human Resources Assistant

Electrician Technician

Click here to apply or upload your resume today!