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DOL makes annual adjustment to penalties for certain visa violations

  1. Date Announced

    Jan. 15, 2020

    Department of Labor issues a final rule to implement annual adjustments for inflation to civil monetary penalties for certain visa violations, as required by the Inflation Adjustment Act. [ID #580]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Jan. 15, 2020
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Rule
Agencies Affected: USCIS DOL

Prior Policies

  • In 2015, Congress enacted the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, Public Law 114–74, 701 (Inflation Adjustment Act), to improve the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. On January 23, 2019, the Department published the final rule establishing the 2019 Annual Adjustment for civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, including H–2B civil monetary penalties. See 84 FR 213 (DOL 2019 Annual Adjustment).

    Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2019

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