Court Could Clarify Employer Liability: Attorneys

Law360, New York (February 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- If the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the case regarding whether an employer should be held liable for employee violations of federal work safety laws, it could clarify the steps an employer should take to defend against civil penalties, attorneys have said.

John Carlo Inc., a company that installs sewer and water lines, has asked the high court to weigh in on its dispute with the U.S. Department of Labor over whether it should be held accountable for a superintendent's blatant violations — a question that...
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