29 CFR 578.4 - Determination of penalty.

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§ 578.4 Determination of penalty.

(a) In determining the amount of penalty to be assessed for any repeated or willful violation of section 6 or section 7 of the Act, the Administrator shall consider the seriousness of the violations and the size of the employer's business.

(b) Where appropriate, the Administrator may also consider other relevant factors in assessing the penalty, including but not limited to the following:

(1) Whether the employer has made efforts in good faith to comply with the provisions of the Act and this part;

(2) The employer's explanation for the violations, including whether the violations were the result of a bona fide dispute of doubtful legal certainty;

(3) The previous history of violations, including whether the employer is subject to injunction against violations of the Act;

(4) The employer's commitment to future compliance;

(5) The interval between violations;

(6) The number of employees affected; and

(7) Whether there is any pattern to the violations.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 29 - LABOR
Statutes at Large

Title 29 published on 05-May-2017 03:24

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 29 CFR Part 578 after this date.

  • 2017-01-18; vol. 82 # 11 - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    1. 82 FR 5373 - Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2017
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      DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Employment and Training Administration, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Wage and Hour Division
      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective on January 13, 2017. As provided by the Inflation Adjustment Act, the increased penalty levels apply to any penalties assessed after the effective date of this rule.
      20 CFR Part 655
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