Effective August 1st, OSHA will raise maximum penalties for workplace violations by up to 78%. This is the first increase for maximum penalties since 1990. Government agencies are required to increase their penalties annually to keep pace with inflation.
Penalties for willful violations of minimum wage and overtime standards will increase from $1,100 to $1,894. The maximum penalty for repeated or willful violations will increase from $70,000 to $124,709.
Source: McKnight’s Senior Living. OSHA, Wage and Hour Violation Penalties to Increase by More Than 70%.