Valerie Butera Quoted in “OSHA: Early Resolution Option for Whistle-Blower Claims”

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 “OSHA: Early Resolution Option for Whistle-Blower Claims,” by Roy Maurer.

Following is an excerpt:

OSHA enforces the whistle-blower provisions of 22 statutes protecting employees who report violations of various securities laws; trucking, airline, nuclear power, pipeline, environmental, rail, maritime, health care, workplace safety and health regulations; and consumer product safety laws.

“The number of retaliation claims filed under the various statutes has risen steadily each year and the cost of investigating them has placed a tremendous strain on OSHA’s fiscal and physical resources,” said Valerie Butera, a labor and employment attorney in the Washington, D.C., office of Epstein Becker Green. OSHA accepted 3,060 new whistle-blower cases in fiscal year 2014.