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DOL/OS RIN: 1290-AA41 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: ●Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Act Adjustment Annual Adjustment for 2021  

The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is publishing this final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act). The Inflation Adjustment Act requires the Department to annually adjust its civil money penalty levels for inflation no later than January 15 of each year. 

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 655    20 CFR 702, 725 and 726    41 CFR 50–21    29 CFR 1902 and 1903    29 CFR 2560, 2575 and 2590    30 CFR 100    29 CFR 500, 501, 530, 570, 578, 579    29 CFR 801 and 825    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2016, Pub. L. 114–74, sec. 701   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Final, Statutory, January 15, 2021, January 15th of each year.  01/15/2021 
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  01/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Erin Fitzgerald
Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy
Department of Labor
Office of the Secretary
200 Constitution Avenue NW, FPB, RM S-2018,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-5076