Business Owner Civil & Criminal Liabilities
- OSHA: If an employer is convicted of of a willful violation of an OSHA standard that has resulted in the death of an employee, the offense is punishable by a court imposed fine for the business owner or by imprisonment for up to 6 months or both.
- A fine of up to $250,000 for an individual, or $500,000 for a corporation, may be imposed for a criminal conviction.
- Environmental: Federal environmental laws hold corporate officers and employees personally responsible for violations
- This includes both criminal fines and jail time.