Workforce Compliance &
Regulatory Enforcement

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Greenberg Traurig's Workforce Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement Group advises clients in multiple industries on compliance and regulatory issues regarding employees and the workplace. We routinely appear before state, federal, and local agencies such as the EEOC, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Department of Labor (DOL)-Wage and Hour Division, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), state labor commissions and fair employment practices agencies, and various other state and federal agencies enforcing employment laws. We also have experience before state, district, and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

We provide ongoing representation and advice to employers regarding compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws, including:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • State wage and hour laws
  • Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and state equivalents, Title VII, and state and local employment practices acts
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)

GT is experienced in a wide range of services:

  • Compliance issues, hiring and termination procedures, and employee manuals
  • Policies, job descriptions, employment agreements, noncompetition agreements, and severance agreements
  • Preparation of affirmative action plans and advice regarding OFCCP audits
  • Workplace environmental and safety laws
  • Discrimination and protected status laws and reasonable accommodations under the ADA
  • Employment and architectural barrier provisions of the ADA
  • Data privacy issues
  • Social media policies and best practices
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Navigation of FMLA, workers’ compensation, and ADA leave accommodations
  • Internal pay audits and compensation analyses under the attorney-client privilege
  • Implementation across jurisdictions with different employment laws, including state and local wage and hour, ban the box, and leave laws
  • Compliance with employment-related issues under the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws
  • Compliance with global employment laws
  • GT Training Workshop™ provides training for employers and their managers on various workplace and management issues

    • Sexual and other forms of harassment
    • Discrimination
    • Workplace violence and bullying
    • Diversity
    • Employee relations and unionization
    • Hiring practices
    • Performance management
    • Compensation systems
    • Wage and hour
    • Documentation
    • Accommodation
    • Social media
    • Cross-border privilege
    • FCPA
    • Immigration
    • Campaign finance


OSHA

The Greenberg Traurig National Occupational Safety and Health team has broad experience advising and defending employers in a myriad of industries regarding workplace safety and health issues. GT understands how workplace safety and health frequently interacts with other areas of the law, including labor, employment, construction, environmental, workers compensation, insurance defense, municipality, civil, and criminal law. Our team includes the former General Counsel of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, the agency in charge of adjudicating workplace safety and health disputes between OSHA and employers.  

 

The GT team has litigated thousands of OSHA citations across the country, ranging from small routine matters to the most complex and novel workplace safety and health cases. We represent employers who have injuries, illnesses, amputations, fatalities, and catastrophic events in the workplace. We have experience with getting employers removed from OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program.  We also assist defense counsel in civil and criminal defense proceedings where workplace safety and health was a central issue in the case.

 

To help minimize the risks associated with workplace safety and health litigation, GT proactively works with employers before OSHA arrives at the doorstep to conduct an inspection. In this regard, we help employers develop and implement OSHA inspection plans, conduct workplace safety and health audits under attorney-client privilege, and advise clients on a wide-range of OSHA compliance questions. Our experience also includes conducting workplace safety and health due diligence reviews for employers when they are considering acquiring or merging with another business entity, as well as representing employers when employees make whistleblower complaints to OSHA, claiming that there has been an adverse employment action due to the employee raising safety concerns with management.

 

Wide Ranging Services:

  • OSHA litigation
  • OSHA inspection counseling
  • OSHA compliance counseling
  • OSHA safety and health audits
  • OSHA whistleblower representation
  • OSHA due diligence reviews
  • Accident investigations

 

We represent employers in a broad range of industries, including, but not limited to: 

  • Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications

  • Industrial cleaning

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Textile

  • Hazardous waste

  • Chemical

  • Food

  • Energy

  • Construction

  • Health care

  • Oil and gas

  • Baking

  • Automotive

  • Paper

  • Retail