The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) has issued a flurry of citations against employers over the past month related to COVID-19. As businesses reopen and workers return to their workplaces, OSHA’s enforcement activity should serve as a cautionary reminder to employers of their responsibilities under the OSH Act’s “General Duty” Clause and record-keeping requirements as they relate to the threat of COVID-19.
Speakers: David S. Rubin, Natalie M. Cappellazzo and Emily Grannon Fox
About the Speakers:
David is a partner in Nutter’s Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s Labor, Employment and Benefits practice group. He represents clients in a broad range of industries, including utility and power generation, technology, private equity and financial services, and manufacturing. David also represents non-profit entities in health care, the arts, and social service.
David’s practice encompasses virtually all aspects of labor and employment law.
Labor Relations and Litigation
David regularly represents and counsels unionized employers in collective bargaining, arbitration, and labor relations. He has also represented numerous employers confronting union organizing campaigns, strikes, and picketing. David has brought and defended claims before the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of companies.
Over the course of more than 25 years of practice, David has litigated employment-related cases on behalf of businesses in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. He has defended employers against claims for discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, and a variety of other actions. In addition, he regularly advises and represents businesses and executives with respect to non-compete agreements and litigation.
David represents companies, investors, entrepreneurs, and senior executives in the labor and employment aspects of all types of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and equity investments. He drafts and negotiates complex employment and separation agreements, as well as employee equity and benefit plans.
A substantial part of David’s practice is providing advice to companies on all types of employment law issues. He assists employers in structuring reductions-in-force, and with creating and administering employee benefit plans. David has extensive experience in wage and hour, affirmative action, and WARN Act compliance.
Natalie M. Cappellazzo is an associate in Nutter’s Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Litigation, Product Liability, and Business Litigation practice groups. Natalie advises clients in all stages of litigation, including initial fact investigation, discovery, deposition preparation, and motion practice.
Natalie advises employers on a broad range of labor and employment issues, including discrimination and termination claims, wage and hour laws, and the enforcement and interpretation of non-compete agreements. Clients also engage Natalie in product liability defense matters and complex commercial litigation.
Emily Grannon Fox is a partner in Nutter’s Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s Labor, Employment and Benefits practice group. Clients frequently turn to Emily for representation in complex civil litigation, particularly in employment matters.