A Congressional committee has approved maximum penalties of $700,000 per item for violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.

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Photo of Courtney M. Malveaux Courtney M. Malveaux

Courtney M. Malveaux is a Principal in the Richmond, Virginia, office of Jackson Lewis. P.C. He co-leads the firm’s Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group and the firm’s Construction Industry Group. His practice focuses on representing employers cited by the Occupational Safety and…

Courtney M. Malveaux is a Principal in the Richmond, Virginia, office of Jackson Lewis. P.C. He co-leads the firm’s Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group and the firm’s Construction Industry Group. His practice focuses on representing employers cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other regulatory agencies, oftentimes following catastrophic incidents.

Mr. Malveaux advises and represents employers in employment law matters, including retaliation claims, employment discrimination, unemployment benefits and wage claims. He also represents business associations in state and federal legislative and regulatory matters, and he has testified before Congressional and state legislative committees on workplace safety  and health matters.

Mr. Malveaux represents industry on the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board, and pulled together a broad coalition of business and safety associations to pass laws in four states to make voluntary compliance a permanent part of a state Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Before joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Malveaux enforced occupational safety and health law and other state and federal labor laws as Virginia’s Labor Commissioner while also serving as President of the National Association of Government Labor Officials.

Photo of Melanie L. Paul Melanie L. Paul

Melanie L. Paul is Of Counsel in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.  She co-leads the firm’s Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group. Her practice focuses on occupational safety and health and wage and hour issues.  Ms. Paul’s clients benefit from…

Melanie L. Paul is Of Counsel in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.  She co-leads the firm’s Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group. Her practice focuses on occupational safety and health and wage and hour issues.  Ms. Paul’s clients benefit from her unique inside experience as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for more than a decade.

During Ms. Paul’s time with the DOL, she regularly appeared at hearings and trials before federal administrative tribunals and federal district courts throughout the southeastern U.S. in matters of Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) law, Mine Safety and Health (MSHA) law, whistleblower and federal wage and hour matters.  She also defended agency management against allegations of employment discrimination and prohibited personnel practices before the EEOC and the MSPB.  While at the DOL, Ms. Paul was the Criminal OSHA Coordinator for the southeastern region and worked with U.S. Department of Justice to have Occupational Safety and Health cases criminally prosecuted.

Prior to working at the DOL, Ms. Paul gained invaluable trial experience as an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia where she tried felony criminal jury cases.  She also was a law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker for the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Georgia, where she worked on predominantly employment discrimination cases.

During law school, Ms. Paul served as an Executive Articles Editor of the Washington University Law Quarterly (since renamed the Washington University Law Review) and also had her Note published in the law review.

Photo of Catherine A. Cano Catherine A. Cano

Catherine A. Cano is a principal in the Omaha, Nebraska office of Jackson Lewis P.C.