December 9, 2023
U.S. Court Rejects State’s Suit Over OSHA Mandate To Match Penalty Hikes
A federal district court has rejected South Carolina’s bid to block OSHA from enforcing its long-standing directive for state plans to match federal OSH Act minimum and maximum penalties, including annual inflation adjustments, holding that language in the 2022 adjustment renewing the mandate was not a new action and thus not subject to judicial review. District Judge Sherri A. Lydon of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina granted OSHA’s request to dismiss the Palmetto State’s lawsuit...
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