Valerie Butera Quoted in “Bill Offers Employers Grace Period Before Paying OSHA Fines”

SHRM.org

Valerie Butera, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted by SHRM.org, in “Bill Offers Employers Grace Period Before Paying OSHA Fines,” by Roy Maurer.

Following is an excerpt:

The bill would provide only minimal relief to employers, said Valerie Butera, a labor and employment attorney in the Washington, D.C., office of Epstein Becker Green. “OSHA rarely issues citations classified as other than serious, and when it does, the proposed penalties are usually quite small. A far more impactful means of providing employers relief from excessive fines would reduce the penalty ceilings for more-commonly issued OSHA citations such as alleged serious, willful and repeat violations,” she said.