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1858. PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING OF DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS UNDER THE AVIATION INVESTMENT AND REFORM ACT

Priority:
Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 42121; PL 106-181, Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act, sec 519

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1979

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On March 8, 2000, Congress enacted the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century, commonly known as the Air Act. Section 519 of the Act (49 USC 42121) prohibits air carriers or air carrier contractors or subcontractors from discharging or otherwise discriminating against employees for exercising specified rights under the Act. The Act further provides that the Secretary of Labor investigate employee claims of discrimination and ultimately issue a determination and order after an opportunity for either party to request a hearing on the record. Procedural rules are needed for filing, investigating, litigating, and adjudicating complaints filed pursuant to the Act.

Timetable:

Action Date FR Cite

Interim Final Rule 04/01/02 67 FR 15453
Interim Final Rule Effective 04/01/02
Interim Final Rule Comment Period 05/31/02
Comment Period Extended 06/07/02 67 FR 40597
Comment Period End 06/30/02
Final Rule 11/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John Robert Spear, Director, Office of Investigative Assistance, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Rm 3603, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 693-2199
Fax: 202 693-2369
Email: john.spear@osha-no.osha.gov

RIN: 1218-AB99


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