DOL Didn't Justify Ending Injury Reporting Rule, States Say

Law360 (March 6, 2019, 8:36 PM EST) -- New Jersey's attorney general on Wednesday led a coalition of states accusing the U.S. Department of Labor in D.C. federal court of unjustifiably rolling back an Obama administration rule requiring larger employers to file reports of workplace injuries electronically.

The Trump administration violated the Administrative Procedure Act by not providing a reasonable explanation for repealing the rule, according to the attorneys general of New Jersey, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota and New York. The states say having that data publicly accessible would have helped them and others improve workplace safety.

“Detailed and specific information regarding workplace injuries and illnesses and the events...

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