...Sellers and Howard Radzely, the solicitor of labor at the Department of Labor, outlined a number of new initiatives to enhance criminal enforcement of OSHA rules at the American Bar Association's Occupational Safety and Health Law Committee midwinter meeting, held in Key West Fla., on March 1-4.
"Bad actors will pay, and pay dearly," promised Radzely
, who has overall responsibility for Department of Labor civil enforcement actions; OSHA cases must be referred to the Justice Department
for criminal prosecution.
Thanks to a recent memorandum from Radzely
is now discussing with the Department of Justice
all cases involving willful violations of OSHA rules that lead to a fatality, to determine how and whether to pursue criminal prosecution.
...Howard M. Radzely became the Acting Solicitor on January 7, 2003.
The Solicitor is the principal legal officer of the Department of Labor
, with responsibility for overseeing litigation conducted by the Department and for providing legal advice to the Secretary and other senior officials in connection with the laws the Department administers, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Davis-Bacon Act, the Surface Transportation Assistance Act
, the Clean Air Act, the Aviation and Investment Reform Act, the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act, ERISA and many other whistleblower statutes.Mr. Radzely joined the Department of Labor on June 4, 2001 as the Deputy Solicitor of Labor.Mr. Radzely was previously the Acting Solicitor of Labor from June 2001 to January 2002.Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Radzely was in private practice in Washington, D.C. concentrating in labor and employment law.He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and from the Harvard Law School, where he served on the Harvard Law Review.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Radzely
clerked for the Honorable J. Michael Luttig, United States Court of Appeals
for the Fourth Circuit, and for the Honorable Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States
...Practice attorney Howard Radzely defended the employer at a four-day trial late last year.