On July 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) implemented the Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015. The act requires that civil penalties be adjusted to match that of the U.S. inflation rate. On January 17, 2023, the DOL announced new adjusted civil monetary penalties for 2023. The increases are small upward adjustments to the penalties assessed by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) under the Longshore Act.
New Civil Monetary Increases for 2023
Below are the new civil monetary increases for 2023 as stated by the DOL.
|Type of Violation||Penalty (2023 Increase)|
|Failure to Report Termination of Payments||$345|
|Penalty for Late Report of Injury or Death||$28, 304|
|Discrimination Against Employees Who Bring Proceedings||$14,149|
To learn more about the 2023 increase of civil monetary penalties in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, visit the Department of Labor's website.
Source: The U.S. Department of Labor