Angelo M. Filippi is a Partner and Business Unit Leader, focusing his practice on labor and employment law and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) defense. Angelo represents employers on a broad range of matters applicable to the workplace. The group defends employers who are audited or investigated by local, state, and federal enforcement agencies and has extensive experience litigating both individual and class action claims. Angelo has defended employers in litigation initiated under state and federal discrimination laws; overtime and other wage disputes under the Fair Labor Standards Act; leave issues relating to the interaction between the disabilities laws, the FMLA, and workers’ compensation; retaliation and whistleblower claims; non-compete issues, employment contract claims, and OSHA compliance.
Angelo’s practice also includes counseling clients in regulatory compliance with the standards and regulations enforced by the Department of Labor, OSHA, and Homeland Security. As part of his OSHA practice, Angelo assists clients in establishing compliant safety programs; guides employers during OSHA inspections; and defends employers in OSHA enforcement actions. He also assists clients with internal regulatory compliance audits of compensation practices; I-9s and employment and safety practices reviews.
Angelo is a frequent speaker on regulatory safety and health compliance issues for various professional organizations and has developed and delivered numerous seminars and training programs on OSHA and Employment Law related matters and policies. He frequently advises and consults with employers on how to avoid employment discrimination and/or wrongful termination litigation, as well as the best practices regarding crisis management on disciplinary issues and investigative activities when employees allege unlawful activities. Additionally, he prepares and assists in drafting employee manuals, drug-free workplace programs, return-to-work programs, safety programs, leave policies, and other human resource forms to ensure compliance with state and federal matters.
Angelo has extensive experience in a wide array of complex business law and insurance-related matters, including ERISA liability claims and disputes resulting from allegations of violations of fiduciary responsibilities by Plan Administrators and Sponsors.
Prior to entering private practice, Angelo was responsible for the EEOC’s litigation program in Florida as Regional Counsel. He is a popular and frequent lecturer at seminars for employers, management groups, and human resource professionals on various topics, including, discrimination laws, OSHA compliance; the administrative process at federal, state, and local agencies, and the overlap of the ADA, FMLA and other employment law issues.