OSHA Orders Air Cargo Co. To Pay Ex-Workers $8M

Law360, New York (April 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In connection with a whistleblower complaint, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered air cargo carrier Southern Air Inc. to withdraw a lawsuit it filed against nine former employees and pay them $7.9 million in wages, damages and attorneys' fees.

OSHA announced the results of its investigation against the Norwalk, Conn.-based company and its subsequent order on Tuesday.

Southern Air intends to “vigorously refute the findings” and to appeal and seek a full evidentiary hearing through the U.S. Department of Labor, the company said Tuesday...
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