Employers must comply with numerous and sometimes intricate government regulations. Employers need experienced and knowledgeable counsel to manage increased enforcement by government agencies, expanded protections for whistleblowers, and detailed requirements under the myriad rules that govern today’s workplaces. Troutman Sanders’ lawyers are adept at helping employers respond to changes, complaints, citations or investigations for failure to comply with federal or state regulations. We guide clients through claims or investigations brought by a range of government agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
Our primary goal is to help clients remain compliant with the various laws and regulations that affect their workforce. To do so, we assess workplace operations, then create and implement practical and cost-effective workplace standards. We routinely conduct internal evaluations and assist with on-site investigations. If litigation ensues, we have extensive experience defending employers against alleged violations including whistleblower and retaliation claims.
We also address sensitive workplace investigations of misconduct which may arise anonymously or as part of a compliance disclosure. Just as with our practice of confronting agency claims, we use a wealth of experience from complimentary practice areas including environmental, manufactures’ liability, governmental relations and critical matters to manage and advise on those concerns that arise during an engagement.