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.
- How to Fire an Employee the Legal Way: 6 Termination Guidelines
- Personality clash or hostile work environment? It depends on hypothetical 'reasonable person'
- Complying with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
- Boss's affair with someone else is no basis for third party's bias or harassment suit
- New religious discrimination legislation expands NJLAD