January 2022 Federal HR Updates

25 Jan

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2022 OSHA Penalty Amounts

What happened?
The Department of Labor (DOL) has released its 2022 inflation-adjusted civil monetary penalties that may be assessed on employers for violations of a wide range of federal laws, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). The increased amounts apply to civil penalties that are assessed on or after January 15, 2022.

What are the details?

Violation Type20212022
Posting requirementUp to $13,653 for each violationUp to $14,502 for each violation
Other-than-serious violationUp to $13,653 for each violationUp to $14,502 for each violation
Serious violationUp to $13,653 for each violationUp to $14,502 for each violation
Willful violationBetween $9,753 and $136,532 per violationBetween $10,360 and $145,027 per violation
Uncorrected violationUp to $13,563 per day until the violation is correctedUp to $14,502 per day until the violation is corrected

What do employers need to do?
Employers should become familiar with the new penalty amounts and review their safety protocols to ensure compliance.

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