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Trump DOL Backs OSHA's 'Controlling Employer' Enforcement Authority

November 07, 2017
The Trump Labor Department (DOL) is seeking to preserve OSHA's authority to cite so-called controlling employers for violations affecting another company's workers, arguing that the agency's authorizing statute and long-standing practice support the policy, in a lawsuit that an observer says re-opens debate on the OSHA enforcement policy. In a Nov. 6 opening brief in the case R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor v. Hensel Phelps Construction Co. , DOL argues that the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act)...

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