This script search US Code. View Rule
Menu Item - Home
Menu Item - Agenda Main page
Menu Item - Historical Agenda
Menu Item - Historical Agenda
Menu Item - Agenda Search
Menu Item - EO Dashboard
Menu Item - Reg Review
Menu Item - EO Agency lists
Menu Item - EO Search
Menu Item - EO Historical Reports
Menu Item - Review Counts
Menu Item - OIRA Letters
Menu Item - EOM 12866 Search
Menu Item - EO XML Reports
Menu Item - ICR Dashboard page
Menu Item - ICR Main page
Menu Item - ICR Search
Menu Item - ICR XML Reports
Menu Item - FAQ
Menu Item - Additional Resources
Menu Item - Contact Us
Search: Agenda Reg Review ICR
       Search

View Rule

View EO 12866 Meetings Printer-Friendly Version     Download RIN Data in XML

DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AC58 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under The Affordable Care Act; The Consumer Financial Protection Act; The Seaman's Protection Act; and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act 
Abstract: OSHA is promulgating procedures for the handling and investigation of retaliation complaints pursuant to new whistleblower protection provisions of four statutes: (1) section 1558 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the Affordable Care Act or ACA), which added section 18C to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); (2) the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA), section 1057 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (DFA); (3) the Seaman's Protection Act, 46 U.S.C. section 2114 (SPA); and (4) section 402 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Promulgation of these regulations is necessary to govern whistleblower investigations conducted under the new statutes. Section 18C of the FLSA provides protection from retaliation to employees who engage in protected activities under the ACA. Pursuant to the statute, the procedures will follow those enacted under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, 15 U.S.C 2087(b) and will include the same remedies, legal burdens of proof and other rights. CFPA, section 1057 of the DFA, provides protection from retaliation to employees in the consumer financial product and service industries who report alleged violations of Title X of the DFA or any other provision of law that is subject to the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, an independent bureau within the Federal Reserve System. Pursuant to the statute, the procedures will include remedies and legal burdens of proof provisions, and a "kick-out" provision allowing the complainant to file a complaint in District Court within 90 days after receiving a written determination from OSHA, or if the Secretary has not issued a final determination within 210 days after the filing of the complaint. SPA, as amended by section 611 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010, transfers to OSHA the administration of the whistleblower protections previously enforced solely via a private right of action. It provides protection from retaliation to seamen who engage in protected activities under SPA. Pursuant to the statute, the procedures will follow those enacted under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, 49 U.S.C. 31105, including procedures, requirements, and rights. Section 402 of FSMA provides protection from retaliation to employees of entities engaged in manufacturing, processing, packing, transporting, distribution, reception, holding, or importation of food who engage in protected activities under FSMA. Pursuant to the statute, the procedures will include remedies and legal burdens of proof provisions, and a "kick-out" provision allowing the complainant to file a complaint in District Court within 90 days after receiving a written determination from OSHA, or if the Secretary has not issued a final determination within 210 days after the filing of the complaint. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1984; 29 CFR 1985; 29 CFR 1986; 29 CFR 1987 
Legal Authority: 29 USC 218C, FLSA sec 18C, PL 111-148, sec 1558, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010; PL 111-203, sec 1057, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010; PL 111-281, sec 611 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010, amending the Seaman's Protection Act, 46 USC 2114; 21 USC 399d, PL 111-353, sec 402 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  07/00/2012   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sandra Dillon
Director, Office of the Whistleblower Protection Program
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-3610,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2531
Fax:202 693-2369
Email: dillon.sandra@dol.gov

 
About Us   Vertical Spacer Spacer Related Resources   Vertical Spacer Spacer Disclosure   Vertical Spacer Spacer Accessibility   Vertical Spacer Spacer Privacy Policy   Vertical Spacer Spacer Contact Us