OSHA

When an OSHA investigator shows up at your workplace, we know you need experienced guidance you can trust right away.

Verrill's OSHA attorneys are experienced in responding to significant construction and facility accidents, including death cases; performing internal investigations; and coordinating corporate and employee responses to federal and state investigators. Our team is skilled at identifying and coordinating expert consultants, and has overseen federal and state investigations, leading to compliance and penalty negotiations. Alongside coordinating multiple agency response, we aid in insuring compliance with applicable statutes such as emergency environmental response resulting from facility and construction accidents. We have defended manufacturers and service providers in cases of OSHA violations arising from workplace conditions and accidents.

Our clients rely upon our counsel when responding to notices of violation for workplace hazards and aid in the development of response strategies, including settlement negotiations where appropriate. We are well-versed in pre-inspection compliance, and comfortable working with insurance carriers to perform OSHA compliance inspections, drafting of appropriate employer policy language and instituting required OSHA training and record-keeping. Our attorneys also work with facilities undergoing unannounced OSHA inspections, and coordinate the response to inspections.

We are fluent in the laws that govern all aspects of a workplace incident, and provide practical guidance in complying with other environmental health and safety statutes, including the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Oil Pollution Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

Firm Highlights

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Should You Adjust Your Plans Based on the New PPP Forgiveness Guidance?

Your inbox is likely flooded with news about the forgiveness guidance from the Small Business Administration (SBA) that came in the form of instructions on how to fill out the application. These instructions provided...

Blog

This Week's Show: Become - The 5 Commitments of Purposeful Leadership

On Saturday, June 20, David Ciullo, co-host of HR Power Hour, interviewed Mark Hannum, Chief Research Officer of Linkage, Inc. and Author of Become: The 5 Commitments of Purposeful Leadership , for this segment...

Blog

OSHA Publishes Return-to-Work Guidance; Reminder to be Mindful of Employee Medical Record Retention

OSHA has published Guidance on Returning to Work to assist employers in understanding their obligations under OSHA as they continue the process of re-opening and returning employees to work. Employers should review this document...

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Webinar Materials: Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment

On May 28, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez and MassPay's Paul Carelis presented "Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment" and discussed unknowns and liabilities for businesses when returning to work begins. Our...

Matter

Discrimination Defense

We successfully defended a large aviation ground handling service company against claims of violation of the ADA and the FMLA—garnering summary judgment in their favor.

News

38 Verrill Attorneys, Across Four Offices, Recognized in 2020 Chambers & Partners Guide

(April 27, 2020) – Verrill has been rated as a Leading Firm in a total of ten categories and subcategories as evaluated by London-based Chambers & Partners , one of the world's most respected...

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Discrimination Defense

We successfully defended a regional hotel chain against administrative claims of ADA and MHRA disability discrimination.

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Return to Work Plan Outline

Your return to work plan is going to be dependent on your industry, your work culture, whether you completely shut down or decreased operations during the pandemic, and the design of your workplace. At...

News

As the Economy Reopens, Businesses Must be Aware of Possible Lawsuits

On May 11, the Bangor Daily News published an article, "Lawsuits may be next battleground for businesses as pandemic economy reopens," where legal experts give insight on the lawsuits to come as businesses begin...

Blog

Support for the Black Lives Matter Movement: Implicit Bias Training (Part 4 of 12)

This is the fourth post in a 12-part series on how companies can show support for the black lives matter (BLM) movement by changing company policies and practices. This post focuses on implicit bias...