OSHA Can't Subvert Law's Statute Of Limitations: DC Circ.

Law360, New York (April 6, 2012, 5:21 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday determined that the Occupational Safety and Health Act's five-year record-keeping requirement cannot be used to extend the statute of limitations during which regulators can penalize employers for workplace safety violations.

The appellate court said in a unanimous decision that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cannot tack on this five-year period during which safety records must be retained to the six-month statute of limitations in which it can assess penalties, vacating a series of safety citations against a Louisiana construction company...
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