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US Department of Labor Fines Companies for Blacklisting

DISH Network Ordered to Pay $257,000 in Wages and Damages to Blacklisted Former Employee Company: DISH Network, New York Scope: An employee was blacklisted after he reported a vendor for submitting fraudulent invoices and testifying at a deposition.
Topics: Whistle Blower Protection Violations and Penalties Case Studies

OSHA Violations - Companies with Multiple Locations Considered Repeat Offenders

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration continues to enforce its policy of assessing safety violations on a company-wide basis. OSHA has assessed repeat violation penalties when a multi-location employer has been cited for the same or similar violation of a standard, regulation, rule or order at two or more of its locations within the last five years. In the past, OSHA would issue citations and assess penalties only for repeat violations occurring at the same facility. Regardless of criticism, OSHA has remained unwavering in defending the need for this enforcement practice.
Topics: Violations and Penalties Case Studies Repeat Offender Penalties