A little-noticed provision buried in last year’s Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) raised the stakes for employer child-labor violations. It increased the maximum penalty to $50,000 for each child-labor violation that causes serious injury or death of an employee under age 18. The penalty can be doubled if the violation is repeated or “willful.”
A new Department of Labor Field Assistance Bulletin provides guidance that employers can use to determine what types of injuries will trigger this higher fine level. Find the guidance at www.dol.gov/whd/FieldBulletins/fab2010_1.htm.
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