Valerie Butera Quoted in “Workers Comp Opt-Out Backers Ready Fresh Campaigns”

Business Insurance

Valerie Butera, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted by Business Insurance, in “Workers Comp Opt-Out Backers Ready Fresh Campaigns,” by Sheena Harrison. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

OSHA's controversial proposal to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses is scheduled for completion in March.

“This is a nightmare for employers,” said Valerie Butera, a Washington-based member of the labor and employment practice at Epstein Becker Green P.C.

Employers and their representatives have criticized what they view as overly burdensome reporting requirements and OSHA's intent to make the information public via a searchable database, which they have argued could be misused to make them look like dangerous employers.