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April 2014
  • April 24 [Region 7 News Release] -2014 - 04/24/2014 - Absolute Waste Removal ordered to reinstate driver who raised safety concerns and pay $123,203 in compensation following OSHA whistleblower investigation
  • April 23 [Region 7 News Release] - 2014 - 04/23/2014 - Union Pacific Railroad ordered to reinstate injured employee, pay more than $85,000 in damages after OSHA found illegal retaliation
  • April 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 04/10/2014 - Wisconsin Central Limited ordered to pay more than $352,000 in back wages, damages to injured conductor after OSHA whistleblower investigation
  • April 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 04/09/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Interlake Mecalux $71,700 for exposing workers to amputation, serious hazards at Illinois storage system manufacturer
  • April 03 [Trade News Release] - 2014 - 04/03/2014 - OSHA issues interim final rule protecting whistleblowers under Consumer Financial Protection Act
March 2014
  • March 18 [Region 2 News Release] -2014 - 03/18/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders DISH Network to pay more than $257,000 in wages and damages to blacklisted former employee
  • March 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 03/06/2014 - Grand Trunk Western Railway Co., Union Pacific ordered to pay back wages to 5 suspended, injured employees after OSHA whistleblower investigation
February 2014
  • February 19 [Trade News Release] -2014 - 02/19/2014 - OSHA announces interim final rule, invites comments on procedures for handling retaliation complaints under Food Safety Modernization Act
  • February 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2014 - 02/10/2014 - Suspension of 13 AT and T workers prompts lawsuit by US Labor Department
January 2014
  • January 06 [Region 2 News Release] -2014 - 01/06/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Missouri trucking company to pay more than $100,000 to blacklisted driver from New Jersey
  • January 02 [Region 10 News Release] - 2014 - 01/02/2014 - OSHA orders trucking company to stop retaliating against drivers
December 2013
  • December 16 [Region 4 News Release] -2013 - 12/16/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA finds Illinois Central Railroad Co. in violation of federal railroad whistleblower law
  • December 05 [National News Release] - 2013 - 12/05/2013 - Whistleblowers can now file complaints online with OSHA
November 2013
  • November 19 [Region 5 News Release] -2013 - 11/19/2013 - Judge orders North Canton-based Star Air, Akron Reserve Ammunition, owner to pay more than $300,000 to 2 terminated Ohio truck drivers
  • November 13 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 11/13/2013 - US Department of Labor orders Gaines Motor Lines Inc. and two officials to reinstate whistleblowers and pay more than $1 million in damages
October 2013
  • October 29 [Region 10 News Release] -2013 - 10/29/2013 - US Labor Department seeks more than $300,000 for Idaho whistleblower
  • October 23 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 10/23/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Connecticut trucking company and owner to withdraw retaliatory lawsuit, pay $60,000 to former workers
  • October 21 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 10/21/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA wins jury trial regarding whistleblower violations by Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto, Fla.
September 2013
  • September 30 [Region 1 News Release] -2013 - 09/30/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. to pay over $1.9 million to former CFO fired for reporting conflict of interest
  • September 06 [Region 9 News Release] - 2013 - 09/06/2013 - OSHA orders MGM Resorts to reinstate whistleblower immediately and pay more than $325,000 in damages
  • September 03 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 09/03/2013 - Pan Am Railways Inc. found to have violated Maine employee's whistle-blower rights after he filed complaint with the US Department of Labor
July 2013
  • July 29 [Region 3 News Release] -2013 - 07/29/2013 - Manassas, Va., air carrier ordered to reinstate pilot and pay damages following whistle-blower reprisal investigation
  • July 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/18/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Coit Services of Ohio to pay $161,228 to technician fired after reporting unsafe lead abatement practices
  • July 18 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 07/18/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Marlborough, Mass., trucking company and owner to reinstate, pay more than $131,000 to driver
June 2013
  • June 25 [Region 5 News Release] -2013 - 06/25/2013 - Learn and live: Grain industry hazards lead to deaths, injuries each year
  • June 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 06/10/2013 - US Labor Department orders Metro North Commuter Railroad Co. to pay damages to New Haven, Conn., employee who reported on-the-job injury
April 2013
  • April 23 [Region 5 News Release] -2013 - 04/23/2013 - US Labor Department orders Metra to pay back wages to employee whose position was terminated after he filed safety complaint
March 2013
  • March 12 [Region 5 News Release] -2013 - 03/12/2013 - US Labor Department orders Union Pacific Railroad Co. to reinstate employee for reporting a work-related injury; more than $350,000 in damages owed
February 2013
  • February 28 [National News Release] -2013 - 02/28/2013 - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay $1.1 million after terminating 3 workers for reporting injuries
  • February 28 [Region 10 News Release] - 2013 - 02/28/2013 - Union Pacific Railroad ordered by US Labor Department to pay more than $309,000 for violating the Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • February 22 [National News Release] - 2013 - 02/22/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces interim final rule, invites public comment on whistleblower protections for reporting violations of Affordable Care Act's health insurance reforms
  • February 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 02/07/2013 - US Labor Department obtains judgment ordering Maine dentist to pay $72,000 to two former employees who raised workplace health concerns
  • February 06 [Trade News Release] - 2013 - 02/06/2013 - OSHA announces interim final rules on Seaman’s Protection Act whistleblower procedures
  • February 06 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 02/06/2013 - US Department of Labor sues Duane Thomas Marine Construction in Florida for firing employee who reported workplace violence
January 2013
  • January 31 [Region 6 News Release] -2013 - 01/31/2013 - US Department of Labor files whistle-blower lawsuit against Helena, Mont.-based Kbec Inc.
  • January 15 [National News Release] - 2013 - 01/15/2013 - BNSF Railway Co. signs accord with US Labor Department's OSHA regarding employee practices under Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • January 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 01/10/2013 - US Labor Department sues S.E.M. Villa II seeking reinstatement, back wages for whistleblower who reported bedbugs at retirement home
December 2012
  • December 26 [Region 4 News Release] -2012 - 12/26/2012 - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. demanda al National Council of La Raza Action Fund Inc. (NCLR), ordenando la reincorporación del denunciante despedido ante una demanda por exposición al moho
  • December 26 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 12/26/2012 - US Department of Labor sues National Council of La Raza Action Fund Inc., ordering reinstatement of whistle-blower fired for mold exposure complaint
  • December 10 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 12/10/2012 - US Department of Labor sues DKS Structural Services in Huntsville, Ala., for firing employee who refused to enter unprotected 15-foot-deep trench
November 2012
  • November 20 [Trade News Release] -2012 - 11/20/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces new Whistleblower Protection Program director
  • November 14 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 11/14/2012 - US Labor Department seeks court enforcement of order requiring Star Air to reinstate 2 wrongfully terminated Ohio truck drivers
  • November 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 11/07/2012 - Northern Illinois Flight Center ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to reinstate, pay more than $500,000 to illegally terminated pilot
October 2012
  • October 18 [Region 1 News Release] -2012 - 10/18/2012 - In 2 lawsuits, US Labor Department obtains back wages and corrective action for Connecticut workers fired for filing OSHA complaints
  • October 16 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 10/16/2012 - US Labor Department settles whistleblower case with Tennessee trucking company
  • October 10 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 10/10/2012 - US Department of Labor wins lawsuit against Aquatech Technologies owners for firing whistleblower who complained about rodents at Stuart, Fla., plant
  • October 02 [National News Release] - 2012 - 10/02/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces alternative dispute resolution pilot program for whistleblower complaints
September 2012
  • September 10 [Region 5 News Release] -2012 - 09/10/2012 - US Department of Labor orders Dana Holding Corp. to pay whistleblower nearly $275,000 in back wages, damages
  • September 06 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 09/06/2012 - US Labor Department sues Albany, NY, contractor for allegedly firing and harassing employee who reported asbestos hazards at Gloversville school
August 2012
  • August 28 [Region 5 News Release] -2012 - 08/28/2012 - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay more than $932,000 after illegally terminating 2 injured workers
  • August 28 [Region 9 News Release] - 2012 - 08/28/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Arizona trucking company to reinstate whistleblower, pay $315,000 in back wages and damages
  • August 08 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 08/08/2012 - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department to pay more than $300,000 for violating Federal Railroad Safety Act
July 2012
  • July 19 [Region 5 News Release] -2012 - 07/19/2012 - US Department of Labor finds 2 companies in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act for retaliating against 3 Midwest whistleblowers
  • July 18 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 07/18/2012 - US Department of Labor sues American Bronze Foundry and orders reinstatement of whistleblower fired for complaining about lead exposures
  • July 16 [National News Release] - 2012 - 07/16/2012 - OSHA, Federal Railroad Administration sign agreement to protect workers from retaliation
  • July 03 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 07/03/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against South Carolina real estate management company
  • July 02 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 07/02/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower complaint against Tennessee trucking company
June 2012
  • June 29 [Region 6 News Release] -2012 - 06/29/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against Pilgrim’s Pride in Mount Pleasant, Texas
  • June 18 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 06/18/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA wins jurisdictional dispute against Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto regarding whistleblower case
  • June 18 [National News Release] - 2012 - 06/18/2012 - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay more than $800,000 after terminating injured workers
  • June 12 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 06/12/2012 - OSHA seeks nominations for membership on its Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • June 07 [Region 10 News Release] - 2012 - 06/07/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders reinstatement of whistleblower
May 2012
  • May 17 [National News Release] -2012 - 05/17/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces intent to establish Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • May 03 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 05/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Tennessee trucking company to reinstate whistleblower, pay more than $180,000 in back wages and damages
April 2012
  • April 23 [Region 6 News Release] -2012 - 04/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against New Orleans-based riverboat company
  • April 17 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/17/2012 - US Department of Labor sues Aquatech Technologies to reinstate whistleblower fired for complaining about rodents at Stuart, Fla., plant
  • April 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 04/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA finds Metro-North Commuter Railroad retaliated against employee who reported workplace injury
  • April 02 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 04/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Jersey Window Factory and Building Supply in Newark, NJ, to reinstate whistleblower following investigation
March 2012
  • March 15 [Region 10 News Release] -2012 - 03/15/2012 - US Department of Labor finds Union Pacific Railroad in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act for retaliating against whistleblower in Idaho
  • March 12 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 03/12/2012 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. demanda a Escuela de Artes de Manatí por violación de las disposiciones del Programa de la OSHA de Protección para Denunciantes
  • March 12 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 03/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • March 01 [National News Release] - 2012 - 03/01/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program moved to Office of the Assistant Secretary
February 2012
  • February 29 [Region 5 News Release] -2012 - 02/29/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Georgia-based Interline Logistics Group to reinstate, pay more than $190,000 to terminated whistleblower in Illinois
  • February 27 [Region 10 News Release] - 2012 - 02/27/2012 - US Department of Labor sues US Postal Service for violating whistleblower protections
  • February 06 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 02/06/2012 - US Department of Labor orders North Carolina printing company to reinstate whistleblower, pay more than $83,000 in back wages
January 2012
  • January 17 [Region 4 News Release] -2012 - 01/17/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders AirTran Airways to reinstate pilot, pay more than $1 million in back wages and damages
December 2011
  • December 20 [Region 10 News Release] -2011 - 12/20/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Neb.-based Union Pacific Railroad Co. to reinstate, pay more than $300,000 to terminated whistleblower employee in Idaho
  • December 06 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 12/06/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Whole Foods Market for violating OSH Act's whistleblower protection provisions
November 2011
  • November 30 [Region 4 News Release] -2011 - 11/30/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues RockTenn Corp. for violating whistleblower protection provisions of the OSH Act in Fernandina Beach, Fla.
  • November 28 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 11/28/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA files whistleblower lawsuit against Lakewood, Colo., animal shelter for improperly firing employee
  • November 22 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 11/22/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Tennessee trucking company to reinstate whistleblower and pay back wages, damages
September 2011
  • September 30 [Region 6 News Release] -2011 - 09/30/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against Houston air-conditioning company
  • September 21 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 09/21/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues updated Whistleblower Investigations Manual
  • September 21 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 09/21/2011 - US Labor Department sues Beverly, Mass., dentist for allegedly firing employee who raised concerns about contaminated needle disposal
  • September 15 [Region 9 News Release] - 2011 - 09/15/2011 - US Department of Labor finds nutritional beverage company, former CEO in violation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • September 14 [Region 9 News Release] - 2011 - 09/14/2011 - US Department of Labor finds Bank of America in violation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protection provisions
August 2011
  • August 25 [Region 7 News Release] -2011 - 08/25/2011 - US Labor Department finds Union Pacific Railroad in violation of FRSA for retaliating against Kansas City, Mo., and Tucson, Ariz., employees
  • August 18 [Region 10 News Release] - 2011 - 08/18/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Seattle to pay more than $300,000 to suspended whistleblower employee
  • August 09 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/09/2011 - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay more than $122,000 for violating Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • August 03 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 08/03/2011 - Philadelphia electric company agrees to pay $150,000 to 3 employees to resolve US Labor Department's whistleblower investigation
  • August 01 [National News Release] - 2011 - 08/01/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces measures to improve Whistleblower Protection Program
July 2011
  • July 11 [Region 4 News Release] -2011 - 07/11/2011 - Georgia school bus manufacturer agrees to pay employee more than $176,000 to settle whistleblower case brought by US Department of Labor
  • July 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 07/06/2011 - US Department of Labor files complaint against Niles Family Dentistry, owner in Niles, Ohio, for violating whistleblower provision of the OSH Act
June 2011
  • June 15 [Region 4 News Release] -2011 - 06/15/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues South Carolina real estate management company to obtain reinstatement and compensation for whistleblower
April 2011
  • April 08 [Region 7 News Release] -2011 - 04/08/2011 - US Labor Department orders Union Pacific Railroad to reinstate and compensate employee disciplined for reporting work-related injury
March 2011
  • March 28 [Region 6 News Release] -2011 - 03/28/2011 - US Department of Labor settles whistleblower case against convenience store chain in Shawnee, Okla.
  • March 10 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 03/10/2011 - OSHA publishes final rule establishing procedures for handling nuclear and environmental retaliation complaints
February 2011
  • February 24 [Region 4 News Release] -2011 - 02/24/2011 - US Labor Department orders Memphis, Tenn., company to reinstate whistleblower, pay more than $111,000 in back wages, interest and damages
  • February 01 [Region 9 News Release] - 2011 - 02/01/2011 - US Labor Department settles whistleblower suit against US Navy contractor
January 2011
  • January 27 [Region 6 News Release] -2011 - 01/27/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against Baton Rouge, La.- and Greenville, S.C.-based construction contractors

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