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DOL Releases Fine Increases for Immigration-Related Violations for 2024

06 Mar

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Update Applicable to:Effective date
All employersJanuary 15, 2024


What happened?

On January 11, 2024, the Department of Labor (DOL) Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustment for 2024 Final Rule was published on the federal register, which reflects an increment in the penalties for violations.


What are the details?
Effective January 15, 2024, as part of annual inflation adjustments, the Department of Labor (DOL) is increasing D-1, H-1B, H-2A, and H-2B civil monetary penalties it assesses or enforces for employer violations.

The Littler Mendelson law firm made a useful table comparing the old and new fine penalty amounts here.


Business Considerations

  • Pay close attention when employing workers on H-1B, H-2A, or H-2B visas, since penalties continue to rise annually.
  • Review and update any practices and procedures to ensure they are compliant with the requirements needed for workers on visas.


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