The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has mandated that Interline Logistics Group LLC immediately reinstate a Sauk Village, I’ll., truck driver who was terminated after reporting safety concerns regarding the brakes on his truck and refusing to breach the U.S. Department of Transportation rules for allowable driving and rest hours.

OSHA is also requiring that Interline Logistics Group pay the driver more than $190,000 in back wages, compensatory damages, attorney’s fees and punitive damages as well as not retaliate against the employee for evoking rights under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act’s whistleblower provision.

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