DOL Increases Across-the-Board Penalties by 2 Percent

The Department of Labor (DOL) has increased its employment law penalties by 2 percent, in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. That law allows agencies to adjust penalties according to inflation by Jan. 15 of each year.

Maximum penalty increases for violating minimum-wage and overtime rules are rising from $1,925 to $1,964; child labor laws from $12,278 to $12,529; and anti-retaliation and discrimination laws under visa programs from $20,111 to $20,521.


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