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Carla J. Gunnin

Principal
Atlanta

P 404-525-8200
F 404-525-1173
Carla.Gunnin@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Carla Gunnin is a Principal in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is Co-Leader of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Health practice group.

Ms. Gunnin primarily focuses her practice on occupational safety and health issues. Although she is based in the Firm’s Atlanta office, Ms. Gunnin has a national practice and litigates cases before federal and state administrative tribunals throughout the United States in matters of Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) law and Mine Safety and Health (MSHA) law.

Ms. Gunnin has a strategic advantage in representing employers in OSHA, MSHA, and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) matters, using her prior experience as a trial attorney for the DOL. Since going into private practice, Ms. Gunnin has successfully handled OSHA matters involving egregious citations, willful citations, fatality-related citations and complex multi-employer worksite issues. In addition, she has represented employers in a wide variety of DOL issues.

Whether for compliance-related advice or assistance with DOL inspections or citations, Ms. Gunnin’s experience serves clients well. She represents large and small companies, both privately and publically held, across all types of industries, including those in the construction, manufacturing, food processing, oil and gas, distribution and entertainment areas.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Atlanta Legal Aid Pro Bono projects

Published Works

  • "What to Expect from OSHA," Energy & Mining International Blog (March 2014) [Author]
  • "OSHA Will Keep Focus on Oil & Gas," Energy & Mining International Blog (April 2013) [Author]

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June 28, 2017
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Tressi Cordaro Named Co-Leader of Jackson Lewis' Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group

June 28, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Washington D.C. Region Principal Tressi Cordaro has been named Co-Leader of Jackson Lewis’ Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, alongside Carla Gunnin who was named Co-Leader in 2016  Ms. Cordaro... Read More

March 3, 2017
SHRM

Carla Gunnin Comments on the House of Representatives Voting to Block OSHA Rule

March 3, 2017

Carla Gunnin comments on the House of Representatives voting to block an Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule that would have extended the agency's authority to issue citations for record-keeping rule violations from six months to about five years in "House Votes to Block Last-Minute OSHA Rule,... Read More

October 24, 2016
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Carla Gunnin Comments on OSHA's Final Rule for Whistle-blower Complaints Under the ACA

October 24, 2016

Carla Gunnin comments on OSHA's final rule creating procedures for handling whistle-blower complaints under the Affordable Care Act in "OSHA Issues Final Rule on Handling ACA Whistle-Blower Complaints," published in SHRM. Subscription required to view article Read More

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June 13, 2017

Safety Agencies’ FY 2018 Budgets Survive Despite Significant Labor Department Budget Cuts

June 13, 2017

In its fiscal year 2018 budget, the Trump Administration recommended $543.3 million for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a decrease of about two percent from the fiscal year 2017 $552.8 million funding level. In contrast, the Administration recommended a nearly 20 percent reduction in the Department of Labor budget,... Read More

May 30, 2017

OSHA Beryllium Rule Lowering Exposure Limits Takes Effect, But It Faces Uncertain Future

May 30, 2017

Regulation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to reduce worker exposures to beryllium “to prevent chronic beryllium disease and lung cancer” took effect on May 20, 2017. An OSHA spokesperson said on May 22, however, that the agency received a petition to stay the effective date, which it is reviewing. The spokesperson... Read More

May 2, 2017

Mine Safety Agency Warns of Dangers from Falls of Mine Roof, Rib, Face

May 2, 2017

A safety alert on the dangers of falls from the roof, rib, or face of mines from the Mine Safety and Health Administration reminds employers to be vigilant about following best practices to avoid the dangers. Since June 27, 2011, MSHA said, nine supervisors have been killed as a result of falls of mine roof, rib, or face. During this... Read More

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Removal of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule Imminent: GSA Issues Interim Memorandum
June 21, 2017

Rulemaking is underway to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to remove the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule, the General Services Administration has said in guidance to federal agencies instructing them not to wait for the formal rescission to ensure certain contract clauses are not in new or existing government contrac Read More

Budgets Survive Despite Significant Labor Department Budget Cuts
June 15, 2017

In its fiscal year 2018 budget, the Trump Administration recommended $543.3 million for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a decrease of about two percent from the fiscal year 2017 $552.8 million funding level.  To read my full article, click here.… Read More

Challenge to Mine Safety POV Rule Stayed for Settlement Talks
May 25, 2017

An Ohio court case on the validity of the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s 2013 rule on “pattern of violation,” or “POV,” may be near an end. At the joint request of the plaintiffs and MSHA, a judge for the U.S. Read More