Valerie Butera Quoted in “OSHA Enforcement Trends to Watch in 2016”

Compliance Week

Valerie Butera, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted by Compliance Week in “OSHA Enforcement Trends to Watch in 2016,” by Jaclyn Jaeger. (Read the full version - subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

Big changes are afoot at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that significantly raise the stakes for companies that fail to provide safe workplaces.

Among the most significant developments that pose concerns for compliance officers include a dramatic increase in penalties and an expanding focus on who qualifies as an “employer” under the authority of OSHA. “Every employer should be terrified of OSHA right now,” says Valerie Butera, a member of the labor and employment practice of law firm Epstein Becker Green.