Raleigh, N.C. – Smith Anderson partner Steve Parascandola was quoted by BusinessInsurance.com in a March 19, 2015 article, “McDonald's worker safety complaints challenge franchise protections.” A recent survey of more than 1,400 fast food workers found that 87% suffered an injury on the job in the past year. Regarding the influx of complaints, Steve said the workers “may believe … the OSHA penalties may end up costing the franchisees … more than the workers comp benefits or any increased premiums that could come from viable claims” and that stronger OSHA protections of whistleblowers may encourage more workers to file complaints.
About Steve Parascandola
Steve Parascandola leads Smith Anderson's OSHA practice group. He is recognized as one of North Carolina's leading lawyers by Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America©, Business North Carolina's Legal Elite and North Carolina Super Lawyers. Steve has extensive experience representing clients before regulatory agencies, in administrative appeals and judicial proceedings, and served as lead defense counsel in one of the largest OSHA enforcement actions brought to date in North Carolina. For more information, please visit his bio at www.SmithLaw.com.
About Smith Anderson
Since our founding in 1912, Smith Anderson has grown to more than 120 attorneys and is the largest law firm headquartered in North Carolina’s world-renowned Research Triangle area. We serve clients ranging in size from large public companies to emerging growth businesses, providing a full range of legal services to assist our clients in accomplishing their goals. The knowledge and experience of our attorneys make us well positioned to handle the litigation and business matters that our clients face. For more information, please visit www.SmithLaw.com.