Bill Gives OSHA, Other Labor Agencies $121M

Law360, New York (December 10, 2009, 5:37 PM EST) -- Four U.S. Department of Labor agencies will get a $121 million funding increase to hire more than 600 new enforcement and compliance personnel if the Senate passes a $447 billion appropriations bill.

The bill — which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday and is now before the Senate — would allocate a total of $1.6 billion to the Employment Benefits Security Administration, Employment Standards Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Mine Safety and Health Administration.

The funds would be used to...
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