Here at Trojan Labor we are big believers in the power of education. As part of our commitment to education and our local communities, we have scholarships at various colleges and universities across the country. One of those scholarships is at Colorado Christian University. We are pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2016 Trojan Labor Scholarship at CCU is AnnaRose McDevitt from Fairplay, CO. AnnaRose is a pre-med major who plans on attending Physician Assistant’s school after she completes her undergrad education. We look forward to watching AnnaRose go far at Colorado Christian University and in her career.
Generally, an exempt “salaried employee,” one that meets the salary exemption and the “duties” test under the Fair Labor Standards Act, must receive full compensation for a week without regard to the number of days or hours worked in that week as long as they work at least some hours that week.
Maximum penalties for Serious, Other-Than-Serious, Posting Requirements and Failure to Abate issues have increased from $7,000 to $12,471 per violation. Maximum penalties for willful or repeated violations have increased from $70,000 per violation to $124,709. OSHA will continue to adjust its penalties each year based on the Consumer Price Index.
Often times, OSHA will include multiple violations in its citations, thus it will likely not be uncommon for employers to experience $50,000 – $100,000 in fines resulting from costly mistakes made at the workplace.
With potential penalties nearly doubling, now is a great time to review your safety programs and ensure compliance with OSHA standards.