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23-417. Enforcement procedure

A. If the director, following an inspection or investigation, issues a citation pursuant to section 23-415 he shall, within a reasonable time after termination of the inspection or investigation, notify the employer by mail of any penalty proposed to be assessed pursuant to section 23-418 and that the employer has fifteen working days within which to notify the director in writing if he wishes to contest the citation or proposed assessment of penalty. If the employer fails to notify the director in writing within fifteen working days of receipt of the notice that he intends to contest the citation or penalty and no notice is filed by any employee or representative of employees pursuant to subsection D of this section within such time, the citation and the assessment, as proposed, shall be a final order of the commission and not subject to review by any court or agency.

B. The period permitted for correction of a violation shall not begin to run until the entry of a final order in the case of any review proceedings pursuant to this section initiated by the employer in good faith and not solely for delay or avoidance of penalties. If the division has reason to believe an employer has failed to correct a violation for which a citation has been issued within the period permitted, the director shall notify the employer by mail of such failure, of the penalty proposed to be assessed pursuant to section 23-418 and that the employer has fifteen working days within which to notify the director in writing if he wishes to contest the notification or proposed assessment of penalty. If the employer fails to notify the director in writing within fifteen working days of receipt of the notice that he intends to contest the notice or penalty, the notice and assessment, as proposed, shall be deemed a final order of the commission and not subject to review by any court or agency.

C. Any employer who corrects the violations for which a citation was issued within the period permitted shall so notify the director in writing.

D. Any affected employee or employee representative may request a hearing to appeal the period allowed an employer to abate a particular violation pursuant to section 23-420 if he files such appeal with the director within the abatement period allowed in the citation or within fifteen days from the date of receipt of the citation, whichever is shorter.

E. Upon a showing by an employer of a good faith effort to comply with the abatement requirements of a citation, and that abatement has not been completed because of factors beyond the reasonable control of the employer, the commission or its authorized designee, after an opportunity for a hearing as provided in section 23-420, shall issue an order affirming or modifying the abatement requirements in such citation. The rules of procedure prescribed by the commission shall provide affected employees or representatives of affected employees an opportunity to participate as parties to hearings under this subsection.