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Cost of OSHA Fines to Rise 78 Percent

If your company is penalized for violating Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, you might be paying more for it in the near future — a lot more. The U.S. Department of Labor, which oversees OSHA, recently announced two interim final … Continue reading

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DOL Suit Against U.S. Steel Highlights Injury Reporting Practices

The U.S. Department of Labor has sued U.S. Steel Corp. to reverse disciplinary action the company took against two employees for violating its injury reporting policy. In 2014, the employees reported injuries that may have occurred on the job a … Continue reading

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Changes in Overtime Pay Rules: Should You Be Worried?

The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule, which would raise the threshold under which most salaried workers are guaranteed overtime pay from $23,660 a year to $50,440 a year in 2016, grabbed the attention of the construction and manufacturing … Continue reading

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OSHA Investigates Death at Texas Aluminum Extruding Company

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the death of a maintenance worker at a Texas aluminum extruding company that was fined $166,000 by the agency for numerous safety violations in 2013. Steven Jeffrey … Continue reading

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Nonresidential Construction Inputs Fall in December

Construction input prices dipped 1.4 percent in December and are down nearly 1 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the recently released producer price index report from the U.S. Department of Labor. Inputs to nonresidential construction fell further, down … Continue reading

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