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Courtney Malveaux

OSHA to “Out” Employers for Workplace Injuries

By on June 30, 2016

Recording injuries and illnesses of workers is nothing new to high-hazard industries.  But a new rule by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has introduced another dimension to an otherwise routine task: public shaming. OSHA has long publicized its enforcement actions, calling out companies cited for the heftiest fines on its website, electronic newsletter […]

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VPP Act bill signing in Virginia.  Pictured from left: VPPPA Government Affairs Counsel Courtney Malveaux, Senator Kenneth Alexander (D), Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) and Labor Commissioner C. Ray Davenport.

Build Certainty in Business by Changing the Law

By on May 10, 2016

Too many lawyers and business leaders overlook one of the best tools in their toolbox.  Changing the law to meet your needs can be your best bet. One need is certainty.  Knowing that the rules of engagement today will be the same tomorrow.  An unsteady environment is not ideal when you’re growing your business. To […]

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Courtney Malveaux

From “Blackfish” to Blacklist: Show Biz Gets No Break from OSHA

On February 19, 2014

When you think about OSHA, you might envision wordy posters on lunchroom walls.  Government inspectors patrolling manufacturing floors.  Or construction workers in hardhats. But amusement parks?  Neighborhood theaters?  Independent filmmakers? You bet. If you ever doubted that OSHA would crack down on the entertainment industry, SeaWorld should serve notice.  CNN can’t run “Blackfish” enough.  In […]

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