By James L. Curtis, Jeryl L. OlsonAdam R. Young, A. Scott HeckerPatrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: The DOL and U.S. EPA have published their 2021 increases to civil penalties.

We have blogged previously about the annual adjustments to the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for OSHA and EPA
Continue Reading Surprise! (Not Again) – OSHA and EPA Release Civil Penalty Increases for 2021

By James L. Curtis, Daniel R. Birnbaum, Adam R. Young, Kay R. Bonza, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: The DOL has published its 2020 increases to OSHA civil penalties.

We have blogged previously about the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) annual adjustments to the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for OSHA violations. The DOL
Continue Reading Surprise! (NOT) – OSHA Increases Civil Penalties for 2020

By James L. Curtis, Benjamin D. Briggs, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: The DOL has published its 2019 OSHA civil penalties.

We had blogged previously about the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2018 adjustments to the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for OSHA violations. The DOL has now finalized the 2019 inflation adjustments which again nudges
Continue Reading OSHA Civil Penalties Going Up Again – Adopts 2019 Maximums

By Adam R. Young, James L. Curtis, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis:  OSHA may refuse to allow its compliance officers to testify in civil tort proceedings.

In a personal injury action (associated with an accident that resulted in an OSHA inspection), a trucking company sought to compel the deposition testimony of two OSHA compliance officers because
Continue Reading District Court Upholds OSHA’s Refusal to Permit Compliance Officer’s Testimony in Personal Injury Case

By James L. Curtis, Patrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: The DOL has published its 2018 OSHA civil penalties.

We had blogged previously about the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2017 adjustments to the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for OSHA violations. The DOL has now finalized the 2018 inflation adjustments which will nudge
Continue Reading OSHA Civil Penalties Going Up Again – Adopts 2018 Maximums

By James L. Curtis, Patrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: The DOL has published its 2017 OSHA civil penalties.

We had blogged previously about the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2016 adjustments to the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for OSHA violations. The DOL has now finalized the 2017 inflation adjustments which will nudge
Continue Reading OSHA Civil Penalties Going Up Again – Adopts 2017 Maximums

By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

iStock_000060649768MediumOn International Workers’ Memorial Day, U.S. Senator Al Franken, the top Democratic Senator on the Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee, introduced legislation to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

The legislation would expand OSHA’s coverage to include public employees. The bill would also significantly increase penalties for OSHA citations, raising
Continue Reading Senator Al Franken Introduces Protecting America’s Workers Act