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OSHA CITES BUSINESS FOR EXPOSING WORKERS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH SKILLS

Whistleblower investigation pending after termination of 2 workers at St. Louis steel plant.
 

ST. LOUIS — Two years after a worker died by electrocution at a steel plant owned by St. Louis Cold Drawn, inspectors from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found the company continues to expose its workforce, predominantly consisting of Asian immigrants with limited English speaking skills, to amputationelectrical and other hazards daily.

Topics: Whistle Blower Protection Safety Training Foreign Languages

OSHA Announces Final Rule on Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints Under Sarbanes-Oxley Act

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently published a final rule finalizing procedures for handling whistleblower retaliation complaints filed under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The SOX Act protects employees who report fraudulent activities and violations of Securities Exchange Commission rules that can harm investors in publicly traded companies.

Topics: Whistle Blower Protection News and Regulatory Alerts

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