States Slam DOL Over 'Arbitrary' Injury Reporting Rollback

Law360 (August 19, 2019, 4:05 PM EDT) -- Six states challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s move to roll back rules requiring large employers to submit electronic reports of workplace injuries have told a D.C. federal court that revoking the regulation is “substantively arbitrary and capricious” and that the government is exaggerating the workplace privacy concerns.

The states, led by New Jersey’s attorney general, asserted in their summary judgment and dismissal bids on Friday that the government's decision to vacate the rule to prevent the disclosure of sensitive information about workers and protect worker privacy was not based on a justifiable reason.

The states contended that the Labor Department...

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