FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2020
Department of Labor & Industry Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, Dec. 4 - 11
Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I) Bureau of Labor Law Compliance released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions for Dec. 4 to 11. The information is specific to COVID-19 mitigation efforts related to businesses that are not covered by other state agencies, boards, or bureaus.
L&I received 124 new complaints between Dec. 4 and 11. Of the 124 complains, more than half – 89 complaints – had every option checked for complaint type. Of the remaining 35 complains, ten complaints were filed because the company had no COVID-19 mitigation protocols; nine were filed for workers not using masks; eight were filed for workers being unable to telework; six were filed for employees coming to work sick; and one complaint each was filed for sanitation issues and social distancing not being followed.
L&I is assisting the Department of Health (DOH) in investigating employee complaints that their employers are violating COVID safety orders issued by Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine. L&I serves as the point of receipt for workplace-related complaints and works with DOH to investigate the complaints and seek appropriate remedies.
For more information about L&I’s COVID-19 response, visit L&I’s website.
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