Employment Law / Workplace Safety
Occupational Health and Safety Practice
We enjoy working proactively with our business clients to ensure compliance with occupational safety and health standards and requirements, including safety audits and advising on your safety and health programs.
When, from time to time, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) becomes involved—either through formal or informal actions or inspections—we help our clients develop responses to citations and engage in informal settlement negotiations, often reducing their penalties and exposure substantially
- Routinely represents businesses and employers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts in cases involving wage disputes, discrimination, harassment, and violation of federal and state employment laws. Also represents clients before federal and state employment agencies following charges of discrimination. With a single exception over 20 years, she has obtained “no probable cause” determinations for all of her (non-settling) business clients.
- Routinely assists clients (both employers and employees) with negotiating employment and separation/severance agreements. Has represented executives entering and exiting Fortune 100, 500, and smaller companies as well as the largest health-care systems in Rhode Island and the greater Boston area.
- Assists clients - both executives and employers—in navigating non-competition restrictive covenants, including assisting employers with drafting and enforcing non-competition agreements and representing both former employees and employers in litigation involving non-competition agreements.
- Conducts and assists clients in conducting internal investigations per state and federal laws, and advises clients how to respond to complaints.