Date AnnouncedJan. 14, 2021
DOL issues final rule effective January 15, 2021 implementing the annual adjustment of certain penalties for inflation required by the Inflation Adjustment Act. Among the penalties affected are penalties for employer violations of the D-1, H-1B, H-2A, and H-2B visa programs.
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Effective Date of ChangeJan. 15, 2021
The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act) provided a new method for calculating inflation adjustments when assessing civil penalties. The 2015 Act halted agencies' practice of rounding civil penalties to the nearest $1000 (within statutory limits) and required that agencies round civil penalties to the nearest $1.Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act)