Workplace enforcement activities by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency surged by as much as 750% in 2018 as greater emphasis was placed on stopping the employment of undocumented aliens. In fiscal year 2018, businesses were ordered to pay more than $10.2 million injudicial fines, forfeitures and restitutions, and another $10.2 million in civil penalties, including a $5.5 million forfeiture by Waste Management of Texas and a $1 million civil fine levied against Oklahoma-based Seaboard Corporation.
Total value of penalties and disgorgements levied by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for 821 enforcement actions in fiscal year 2018, up 4% from 2017. This figure was punctuated by a $1.7 billion fine against Brazilian oil company Petrobras for a massive bribery and bid-rigging scheme.
DISASTER LOSSES IN 2018
Global economic losses from natural and man-made disasters in 2018, down from $350 billion in 2017
Global insured losses from natural and man-made disasters in 2018, down from $150 billion in 2017
Number of people killed or declared missing in...