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Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015

Weekly Update Newsletter - February 2018 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - Pentagon Warns CEOs: Protect Your Data or Lose Our Contracts - According to an article from Govexec.com, the Pentagon has issued a warning to defense-industry contractors, insinuating that they...more

HSR Filing Threshold Increases to US$84.4 Million

by Dechert LLP on

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced on January 26, 2018, that the dollar-based thresholds applicable to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (“HSR”) premerger notification program will be raised about 4.4 percent from the...more

CFPB and Other Federal Agencies Adjust Civil Money Penalties for Inflation

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The CFPB recently issued a final rule to adjust for inflation the civil penalties within its jurisdiction. The adjustments are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 which, pursuant to the...more

EPA Adjusts For Inflation The Maximum Civil Penalties For Violations Of Environmental Statutes

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: EPA has promulgated its new per violation penalty rules for 2018. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has again issued final regulations adjusting the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for...more

FERC Increases Maximum Civil Monetary Penalties

On January 8, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Final Rule amending its regulations governing the maximum civil monetary penalties assessable for violations of statutes, rules and orders within...more

MSHA Penalties Increased For 2018

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act), on January 2, 2018 the U.S....more

FLSA Penalties Increase

by Fisher Phillips on

This week the U.S. Department of Labor published increases in the civil money penalties it can impose for certain violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. These new levels, approximately 2% higher than those...more

FCA Deeper Dive: Developments Regarding Penalties and Damages

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

The FCA continues to be the federal government’s primary civil enforcement tool for investigating allegations that healthcare providers or government contractors defrauded the federal government. In the coming weeks, we...more

Updated U.S. Civil Penalties Raise the Cost of Noncompliance

In 2016, we let you know about the redundantly titled “Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015,” which required that heads of government agencies adjust civil penalties yearly to account for...more

PHMSA Increases Penalty Limits for Pipeline Safety Violations

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) revised its regulations to increase the maximum civil penalties for violations of Federal pipeline safety laws, as well as any...more

OSHA Penalties Keep Changing, But the OSH Act Remains the Same: Were OSHA’s Recent Penalty Increases Valid?

by Fisher Phillips on

Federal OSHA increased its maximum penalties last summer for the first time since 1990. The increase occurred pursuant to a new law requiring federal agencies to adjust penalties to account for inflation. However, the OSH...more

Continuing to Adjust Penalties: The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (“2015 Act”) became law in November 2015. The stated purpose of the 2015 Act is “to improve the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to...more

OFAC Increases Civil Monetary Penalties

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On February 10, 2017, the U.S. Treasury Department announced an increase in civil monetary penalties across a number of Treasury offices, including the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Understanding the potential...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - February 2017 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments The Small Business Administration has issued an interim final rule amending its regulations to adjust for inflation the amount of certain...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - February 2017

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs - On January 30, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order requiring for every one new federal...more

OSHA Civil Penalties Going Up Again – Adopts 2017 Maximums

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The DOL has published its 2017 OSHA civil penalties. We had blogged previously about the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2016 adjustments to the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for OSHA...more

OSHA Penalties Go Up…Yes, Again

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In August 2016 we reported on the substantial increases to OSHA fines for violations of safety and health regulations as part of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. (Sec. 701 of...more

FLSA Civil Penalties to Increase Again

by Fisher Phillips on

For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. Department of Labor will soon publish increases in the civil money penalties it can impose for certain violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and/or related...more

CFPB issues final rule to adjust civil penalties for inflation

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has published a final rule to adjust for inflation the civil penalties within its jurisdiction. The adjustments are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 which, pursuant to a 2015...more

FERC Increases Maximum Civil Monetary Penalties

On January 9, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Final Rule—following an Interim Final Rule issued June 29, 2016, amending its regulations governing the maximum civil monetary penalties assessable...more

HHS Releases Inflation Adjusted Federal Civil Penalties

by Ruder Ware on

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued new interim final rules to adjust a variety of Federal Civil Penalties for inflation. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015...more

Civil Penalties Up For Some Aviation Violations

The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently issued an interim final rule to increase the maximum aviation-related civil penalty amounts to adjust for inflation. The rule became effective on August 10, 2016, and will apply...more

The (much!) Higher Cost of Non-Compliance: Federal Civil Penalties Increase

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

EPA has released an interim final rule with penalty adjustments mandated by a new law (“Interim Rule” or “Rule”). Most importantly, the “catch up” adjustments under the Interim Rule carry quite a wallop for those subject to...more

False Claims Act Developments Significantly Impact a Broad Range of Industries Doing Business with the U.S. Government

No other area of government enforcement or civil liability has experienced anything quite like the three dramatic developments in initiation, penalties and standards for False Claims Act cases over the last twelve months. FY...more

Medicare Providers - Beware! CMPs are Increasing

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

On September 6, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services published an interim final rule which became effective immediately. The new regulation adjusts for inflation the maximum civil monetary penalty (CMP) amounts...more

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