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March 2019: Civil Penalty Amounts

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DOL Increases Civil Penalty Amounts for 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently increased the civil penalty amounts that may be imposed on employers under the following federal laws: 
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) 
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
These increased amounts apply to civil penalties that are assessed after Jan. 23, 2019. Employers should become familiar with the new penalty amounts and review their pay practices, benefit plan administration, and safety protocols to ensure compliance with federal requirements.



Additional articles from the March 2019 edition of the Univest Employee Benefits Newsletter:

  1. NJ Temporary Disability & Family Leave Insurance Updates
  2. Retaliation Claims Are Up. Are You Prepared?
  3. Workplace Wellness is About More Than Just Physical Health
  4. Managing the Excuse-Makers

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