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Manesh Rath and Taylor Johnson Quoted in Inside OSHA Article on Amazon Suit Over State Abatement Mandate

Keller and Heckman Partner Manesh Rath and Associate Taylor Johnson were quoted in the Inside OSHA article, “Attorney Says Amazon Suit Over State Abatement Mandate ‘Ripe’ For Appeal.” The article refers to Keller and Heckman’s April 19, 2023 OSHA 30/30 webinar, which focused on a recent decision in the Western District of Washington against Amazon. The article discusses Manesh’s analysis of Amazon’s due process claim and his critique of the judge’s decision. “It's unfortunate because it's the wrong answer on the part of court, but it's largely due to the fact that Amazon emphasized the wrong elements,” said Manesh. “I think that this case would be ripe for an appeal to the federal court, but I certainly wouldn't do so on the strength of the arguments advanced to the District Court.”

Manesh and Taylor also encouraged other employers during the webinar who are planning to contest citations to post everything required by the state on schedule to avoid facing similar issues.

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