Shareholder and Co-Chair, Workplace Safety & Health (OSHA/MSHA) Practice Group
Littler Mendelson P.C.
As an experienced employment lawyer with a concentration in Federal
and State Occupational Safety and Health law, Alka Ramchandani-Raj
assists employers with a wide range of complex situations with the
workforce. Alka has extensive experience handling communicable
disease inquiries for clients and she assisted with developing and
leading Littler’s COVID-19 task force including developing the
strategy behind responding to inquiries and developing products
for clients including safety and health and employment policies,
return to work plans, and programs for compliance.
workplace safety and health, Alka assists employers with
pre-injury/illness preventative practices, including site inspections
and policy development. Alka also assists employers who have
experienced workplace injuries and accidents or are subject to a
Federal or state OSHA inspection. She has experience managing
catastrophic workplace accidents or fatalities. Alka is an
experienced litigator and regularly represents employers in
Occupational Safety and Health appeals, settlement conferences, and
hearings. She also has broad experience assisting employers with
workplace violence issues including obtaining temporary and permanent
restraining orders to ensure the workplace is safe for employees.
Alka also regularly attends advisory committee meetings as part of
Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute and submits comments to
proposed regulations. She is a core member of the firm’s
Occupational Safety and Health and Workplace Violence practice
groups, and a leading member of Littler’s OSHA Woman’s Group.
She also has
extensive experience with general employment advice and counsel and
litigation matters relating to terminations, retaliation,
whistleblowers complaints, discrimination, harassment, ADA
accessibility and state agency complaint defense.
Alka is a popular speaker on OSHA and employment related legal issues and she regularly provides training sessions for clients and professional organizations on various topics, including:
Federal and California Occupational Safety and Health compliance and training
Managing performance in the workforce
California Leave and Wage and hour compliance
Workplace Violence Prevention
COVID-19 compliance and pandemic preparation
Alka is co-chair of the Workplace Safety & Health (OSHA/MSHA) Practice Group. She is also a member of the firm’s Robotic, Artificial Intelligence and Automation practice group, which is focused on providing representation and compliance assistance to employers in the robotic industry and employers integrating automation, AI, telepresence, and robotics into their workplace.