The cost of everything seems to be going up–and that includes fines for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The Department of Labor announced its latest penalty amounts in the Federal Register on January 14, 2022.
Here’s what has changed for 2022 as it pertains to the FLSA and some other laws administered by the Wage and Hour Division:
Repeated or willful violations of the FLSA’s minimum wage or overtime provisions will cost employers $2,203, up from $2,074.
As for the child labor provisions of the FLSA, penalties are steep. They’ve jumped to $14,050 , from $13,227.
The penalty for willfully breaking the Family and Medical Leave Act poster rules has increased from $178 to $189.
Finally, infractions of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act have a higher price tag, with civil money penalties climbing from $2,579 to $2,739.