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Raymond Perez, II

Of Counsel
Atlanta

P 404-586-1895
F 404-525-1173
Raymond.Perez@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Raymond “Ray” Perez is Of Counsel in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. 

Mr. Perez practices in all areas of labor and employment law with a focus on FLSA/Wage-Hour laws, employment discrimination, immigration matters, unemployment compensation, occupational safety and health (OSHA), affirmative action programs and policies (OFCCP), employment policies and handbooks, personnel and Form I-9 audits, contract issues, federal contractor provisions and responsibilities, litigation in all forums and litigation avoidance and defense management. 

While attending law school, Mr. Perez clerked for Judge T. Jackson Bedford, Jr. in the Superior Court of Fulton County and also was a summer intern with Troutman Sanders. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Perez was Of Counsel at Wimberly & Lawson.

Recent Experience

  • Assisted clients during Wage & Hour and OSHA audits and investigations
  • Obtained summary judgement in favor of employer in a collective class action wage and hour lawsuit seeking compensation for unpaid donning/doffing time
  • Represented client in OSHA 11(c) complaint investigation which resulted in the charge being dropped
  • Represented several clients in ICE and OSC investigations which resulted in favorable outcomes.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member

 

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • King'sBridge Retirement Community, Board Member

Published Works

  • Georgia Employment Law, 4th ed. (West Publishing 2008 to date)
  • Occupational Safety and Health, 1st ed. (West Publishing 2008 to date)
  • Wage and Hour Law: Compliance & Practice, 1st ed. (West Publishing 1995 to date)

 

 


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April 25, 2017

OSHA Launches Campaign on Young Worker Safety

April 25, 2017

Promoting the message, “Young workers! You have rights!” the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a campaign on workplace safety among youth workers. OSHA outlined employer responsibilities for keeping young workers safe, noting, “Young workers are those new to the workforce, even up to age 24. Young workers can... Read More

April 3, 2017

Mine Safety Agency Issues Alert on Falls at Metal and Nonmetal Mines

April 3, 2017

After the deaths of 29 miners over the past decade from falls in metal and nonmetal mines, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued a safety alert on reducing the risk of dangerous falls, reminding employers of best practices. MSHA said the falls occurred in workplace areas where heavy equipment, ladders, and conveyor... Read More

February 1, 2017

Trump Administration Issues Temporary Regulatory Freeze

February 1, 2017

Shortly after President Donald Trump was inaugurated into office, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus instructed federal agencies to temporarily freeze any pending regulations, a standard practice for incoming presidential administrations as they define their policy strategies. The directive includes pending regulatory plans... Read More

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California OSHA Delays Enforcement of Construction Silica Standard
April 20, 2017

On April 19, 2017, the Department of Industrial Relations for the State of California issued an important update to Cal/OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction.  The standard is substantially similar to Federal OSHA’s new rules for silica.  The new standard is found under Title 8 section 1532.3 of the California Read More

MSHA Announces Results of Special Impact Inspections From December 2016
March 13, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced the results of its monthly special impact inspections from December 2016. Read More