As an employer in an industry vulnerable to workplace-related injuries or health hazards, your company’s ongoing compliance with OSHA and other safety and health requirements is a pervasive concern. Having appropriate compliance measures and training programs in place, meeting OSHA reporting requirements, and responding to investigations, citations and employee claims all require the support of a seasoned and diverse labor and employment law team.
Since the passage of OSHA, as well as MSHA, Holland & Knight OSHA attorneys have been representing clients in a full range of OSHA and MSHA related matters.
Our team of dedicated OSHA attorneys is poised to address any workplace safety or mine safety issue your company faces. Our integrated practice approach enhances your company’s protection as we efficiently draw support from practice groups throughout the firm, including lawyers from our construction, litigation, business and environmental law practices, to address aspects unique to your business.
As OSHA standards and OSHA reporting requirements have become increasingly complex and have wide-ranging consequences, employers look to their law firm partners for more than defensive representation. Holland & Knight’s OSHA lawyers take a proactive approach and assist clients in managing the risks, as well as the costs associated with non-compliance, through:
After catastrophic workplace accidents involving fatalities and/or multiple hospitalizations, Holland & Knight’s OSHA attorneys are deployed swiftly to provide critical support. Our team is often on-site with the following goals:
Holland & Knight OSHA attorneys can support your company through all phases of a workplace investigation and the citation contest process, including:
In more formal litigation matters, we have assisted employers through:
Our attorneys have been advising clients about employee claims of retaliation and defending employers in whistleblower situations long before the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). Although SOX has created a separate federal source of whistleblower claims, our attorneys not only defend our clients in these SOX claims, but also continue to represent employers opposing whistleblower claims filed under numerous federal statutes and state laws.
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