» Dallas Business Attorney Informs Businesses About New OSHA Rules For Whistleblower Investigations

Dallas Business Attorney Informs Businesses About New OSHA Rules For Whistleblower Investigations

Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 28, 2011 – OSHA’s new whistleblower rules should make for more thorough and complaint investigations, according to Dallas business attorney Ty Gomez.

The new rules manual for whistleblower investigators calls for more thorough investigations as OSHA increases the number of investigators.

“An increase in the number of agents investigating whistleblower claims inevitably means an increase in lawsuits filed,” said Gomez. “Employers facing whistleblower claims need to hire an attorney who understands the new regulations and how they affect investigations and cases.”

Among the changes at OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program, investigators will be more thoroughly trained in interview techniques, complainants will have to be interviewed by OSHA and the whole program will likely be better funded, according to a release from OSHA.

The association enforces whistleblower laws in 21 areas from clean air and asbestos to solid waste and toxic substances.

“It is vital that you keep a cool head if you are approached by OSHA’s whistleblower investigators,” Gomez said. “You must contact an attorney immediately to discuss your case.”

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires employers to provide healthy and safe work environments for employees. Whistleblower protection guidelines were put in place to guard against employers retaliating against whistleblowing employees.

“Do not terminate your whistleblowing employee until you speak with an attorney with experience in this kind of investigation,” Gomez said. “You can certainly compound your problem by firing somebody in the heat of the moment.”

An attorney with experience in workplace safety regulations can help a company react to accusations and respond appropriately. Gomez has more than 17 years of experience in business law. In his practice, he has worked both with businesses and individuals dealing with whistleblower and Qui Tam cases.

Gomez Law Group is a Dallas employment lawyer and Dallas business lawyer. To learn more about Dallas business lawyer, Dallas employment lawyer, Dallas business attorney, or Dallas employment attorney Ty Gomez, visit http://www.gomezlawyers.com.

The Gomez Law Group
14135 Midway Road
Suite 250
Addison, Texas 75001
Phone: 214-389-0998

  • Texas Court Keeps Franchise Tax on Partnerships
    The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled that a business tax does not violate the state constitution and cleared the way for lawmakers as they attempt to change the tax in 2013. The tax enacted in 2006 was the first in the state to require partnerships to pay a franchise tax, according to Bloomberg. The tax ...
  • Severance Packages Should Be Closely Reviewed
    As the country continues to slog through a tough economy, there are still companies choosing to downsize and many of those companies offer severance packages as a matter of policy. When an employee is let go and the company offers a severance package, there are a few things to remember about the process that could ...
  • Texas Supreme Court Ruling Narrows Scope of Anti-Retaliation Law
    The Supreme Court of Texas this year decided that some state employees cannot file retaliation claims if they were fired after filing for workers’ compensation. Employees of Texas political subdivisions, or government groups that are confined by a specific geographic area like a water district, are exempt from retaliation laws set up to protect workers ...

See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: , , ,



Get headlines from Law Firm Newswire sent right to your inbox.

* indicates required