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Department of Labor Increases Civil Monetary Penalties for 2022

Effective January 15, 2022, the DOL increased civil money penalties imposed under federal laws like ERISA, OSHA, FLSA, and FMLA. The higher penalty amounts apply for all penalties issued after January 15, 2022 where the violation occurred after November 2, 2015. The updated penalty schedule is contained in recently issued final regulations.


U.S. Department of Labor Clarifies Federal Contractor Minimum Wage

The DOL recently issued a memorandum that explains Executive Order 14026, which increased the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 per hour. The DOL clarified that the Order only applies to new contracts entered into on or after January 30, 2022, and contracts that are renewed, extended, or have an option exercised on or after January 30, 2022.

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