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Josh Bernstein is a trial lawyer who focuses on labor and employment law, including OSHA safety and health regulatory compliance. He is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Josh served as a senior trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor. In this role, he acted as a first chair attorney representing the DOL in enforcing Federal employment laws, including OSHA, MSHA, FLSA, whistleblower, and EEO matters in Federal and Administrative courts in Texas and the neighboring states. He has also negotiated complex settlement agreements in numerous cases involving these statutes and regulations.

Josh has wide-ranging experience providing counsel and pre-litigation advice regarding government investigations and enforcing regulatory compliance in critical employer/employee areas, including safety & health, wage & hour, retaliation, wrongful termination, discrimination, classification as employees/independent contractors, work performance issues, and accommodations.

Effective Jan. 16, 2024, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)’s maximum penalty for Serious, Other-Than-Serious, and posting violations increased from $15,625 per violation to $16,131 per violation; the maximum

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