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Linda U. Okoukoni

Associate
Washington, D.C. Region

P 703-483-8300
F 703-483-8301
Linda.Okoukoni@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Linda U. Okoukoni is an Associate in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She focuses her practice on employment litigation and preventive counseling. Ms. Okoukoni counsels in-house attorneys, HR professionals, and business leaders on best employment practices. She works on matters arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, as well as whistleblower and retaliation claims.

Ms. Okoukoni has broad experience dealing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, MSHA, federal and state OSHA enforcement agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor, and state and local labor and employment agencies. Ms. Okoukoni has conducted internal investigations to assess the veracity of employment claims alleged against senior executives. She also has experience advising employers on employee manuals, safety and health program manuals, and on drafting and negotiating employment contracts, including separation agreements and non-compete agreements. 

Ms. Okoukoni started her career practicing mine safety and health law.  As an attorney-advisor at the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission in Washington, D.C., Ms. Okoukoni clerked for administrative law judges who adjudicated safety and health cases involving the mining industry.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Emergency Preparedness: Developing an Effective Plan to Keep Your Workers Safe and Get Your Business Up and Running,” BLR webinar (September 2015) (presenter)
  • “OSHA’s General Duty Clause: Mistakes to Avoid,” BLR webinar (December 2014) (presenter)
  • “OSHA Law: What You Should Know,” Jackson Lewis webinar (September 2014) (presenter)

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June 14, 2019

District of Columbia Marks Start of July with Paid Family Leave Taxes

June 14, 2019

Starting on July 1, 2019, the District of Columbia will begin collecting taxes from most of the District’s private sector employers and non-profit organizations to fund a new Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefit. This tax will equate to 0.62% (0.0062) of all quarterly wages for each employee who is also covered under the D.C. Unemployment... Read More

December 22, 2016

Paid Family Leave Law Approved by D.C. Council in Veto-Proof Vote

December 22, 2016

The Washington, D.C., Council has approved a measure that requires employers to provide paid family leave to employees working in the District of Columbia. The veto-proof 9-to-4 vote moves the significant increase in mandatory paid time off closer to becoming law in the District of Columbia. The “Universal Paid Leave Amendment... Read More

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DC Mayor Declines to Veto DC’s Paid Family Leave Bill
February 17, 2017

Back in December 2016, we wrote an article discussing the passage of the District of Columbia Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 (“the Act”) by a 9 to 4 DC City Council vote on December 20th.  We explained that the next step was for the Act to be presented to Mayor Muriel Bowser. Read More