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

News

61 Verrill Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers, 12 as Lawyers of the Year

(September 3, 2019) – More than 60 Verrill attorneys were once again recognized as “Best Lawyers” by Best Lawyers® 2020 . In addition, 12 attorneys from the firm were named “Lawyer of the Year,&rdquo...

Matter

Discrimination Defense

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

Blog

EEOC Announces EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data Collection Will NOT Be Renewed

Yesterday, September 11, 2019, the EEOC announced that it will not seek to renew collection of EEO-1 Component 2 Data for 2019, 2020, and 2021.  This does not impact employer’s current EEO-1 obligations to...

Blog

The Sharpie and Employment Litigation Documentation

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.

Publication/Podcast

What Maine Employers Need To Know About Changes In Personnel Practices Following This Legislative Session

In late June, labor and employment attorney Tawny Alvarez and Division Leader Paul Carelis of MassPay partnered to deliver a discussion on the latest laws and regulations that were enacted during Maine's most recent...

News

Maine's Parental Comp Benefits

Early this month,  Business Insurance  published an article, authored by Louise Esola, entitled "Expansion of Parental Comp Benefits in Maine Unlikely to Spread." The article discusses an amendment to Maine workers’ compensation law such that...

Blog

Compromise Reached in Maine Workers’ Compensation Reform

Governor Mills has signed into law amendments to the existing Workers’ Compensation Act that are the product of a bipartisan effort to avoid a series of proposed legislation that would have had the very...

Publication/Podcast

Alert: Government Contractors and Employers of 100 or More Employees Must File New EEOC Report by September 30, 2019

EEO-1 Component 2 Report Due by September 30, 2019 All employers that are required to submit an EEO-1 federal report -- employers of 100 or more or federal government contractors and first-tier subcontractors with...

Publication/Podcast

What Employers Need to Know about the New Noncompetition Law in Maine

On June 28, 2019, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed a bill into law that significantly limits an employer's use of noncompetition agreements; i.e., an agreement that prohibits an employee from working in the same...