OATH begins hearing cases brought by Business Integrity Commission (“BIC”).
In October 2012, OATH began hearing cases brought by the Business Integrity Commission (BIC) against commercial trade waste carters. ALJ Alessandra F. Zorgniotti issued recommended decisions in four such cases in October. In each case, respondent did not appear at the hearing. In three cases, BIC proved that the commercial carter failed to notify BIC about a new employee in violation of BIC rules. In the other case, BIC showed that the carter failed to post identifying information on containers in violation of BIC rules. A civil penalty of $10,000 was recommended in each case. Business Integrity Comm’n v. Royal Waste Services Inc. (in PDF), OATH Index No. 670/13 (Oct. 16, 2012) (failure to notify BIC of new employee).