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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

  • Tried Surface Transportation Assistance Act Whistleblower case before Federal Administrative Law Judge and obtained decision in favor of employer.
  • Tried case before Oregon Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judge to challenge Oregon OSHA citations and obtained decision in favor of employer.
  • 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

  • Occupational Safety and Health Law, 4th ed. (Bloomberg Law and ABA 2018) (editor)
  • OSHA (Matthew Bender/LexisNexis 2018) (editor)
  • Georgia Employment Law, 4th ed. (West Publishing 2008) (editor)
  • Occupational Safety and Health, 1st ed. (West Publishing 2008) (editor)
  • Wage and Hour Law: Compliance & Practice, 1st ed. (West Publishing 1995) (editor)

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March 6, 2019
Business Insurance

Raymond Perez Comments on Implications of OSHRC Chair Announcing Resignation

March 6, 2019

Raymond Perez comments on the implications of Heather MacDougall resigning as Chair from the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, creating concerns about another potential staffing shortage at the review commission in " OSHRC’s MacDougall announces resignation," published by Business Insurance. Subscription may be... Read More

February 22, 2019
Bloomberg BNA

Raymond Perez Comments on the Decrease in OSHA Investigators and its Impact on Whistleblower Cases

February 22, 2019

Raymond Perez comments on the increased number of whistleblower complaints coming to OSHA over the last five years, while the number of investigators has declined in "Whistleblower Complaints Up; Investigator Count Down," published by Bloomberg Law. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

May 30, 2018
Business Insurance

Raymond Perez discusses the OSHRC Requesting Outside Comments to Evaluate Workplace Heat Stress Case

May 30, 2018

Raymond Perez discusses the ​Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission​ (OSHRC) reviewing OSHA’s use of the general duty clause to issue citations against employers for heat-related hazards in "Safety commission drills down on OSHA’s general duty clause," published by Business Insurance. Subscription may be required to... Read More

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August 23, 2017

Mine Safety Agency Implements Medical Standards Action Plan for Inspectors, Technical Personnel

August 23, 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration will implement an action plan for employees who do not meet the agency’s medical standards.   As a condition of employment, MSHA inspectors and technical personnel must undergo periodic medical examinations, including vision and hearing tests, and meet medical standards set by the Office... Read More

July 31, 2017

Mine Safety Agency Issues Serious Accident Alert for Crane Operators

July 31, 2017

After a crane operator suffered serious injuries earlier this year while attempting to stow the crane’s lattice extension, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued a serious accident alert for crane operators. MSHA said the lattice extension was not mechanically secured or blocked in the February 27, 2017, accident and the... Read More

July 18, 2017

OSHA Exempts Monorail Hoists from Cranes and Derricks Regulations

July 18, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a new enforcement policy that excludes monorail hoists from regulations on cranes and derricks in constructions. Stakeholders had argued that monorail hoists are not the same as cranes and derricks in construction, pointing out that these hoists are attached to fixed... Read More

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Atlanta, GA

Heat Stress Prevention: Critical Steps to Protect Workers and Avoid Citations

April 9, 2019 - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST
BLR & Jackson Lewis - Atlanta, GA

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Workplace Safety & Health Webinar Series: Preventing Safety Liability at Multi-Employer Worksites

June 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

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Workplace Safety & Health Webinar Series: What to Expect from MSHA under the Trump Administration

February 21, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

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MSHA Issues Final Rule on Changes to the Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines
May 29, 2018

In a Final Rule published by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”) on April 9, 2018, the agency amended certain changes made to the Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines final rule which was published on January 23, 2017.  The updated rules were set to go into effect on May 23,...… Read More

Review Commission Requests Outside Comments From Interested Parties To Evaluate Workplace Heat Stress Case
April 27, 2018

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) is reviewing OSHA’s use of the general duty clause to issue citations against employers for heat-related hazards that are likely to cause death or serious bodily harm to employees. OSHRC accepted for review the case of Secretary of Labor, Department of Labor vs. A.H. Read More

MSHA Extends Period to Submit Comments on Diesel Exhaust Exposure Standards
April 9, 2018

In response to requests from the public, on March 26, 2018 the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) announced that it is reopening the public comment period to the Agency’s request for information (RFI) related to standards concerning the exposure of underground miners to diesel exhaust. Read More