Manesh K. Rath: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

Manesh K. Rath

Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.434.4182

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Employment and Labor
  • Health and Safety Compliance Audit
  • Workplace Safety and Health
  • Litigation
  • Transportation
 
University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.S., Business Finance, 1991
 
Law SchoolCollege of William & Mary, J.D., 1995
 
Admitted1995, Virginia; 1998, District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
 
Memberships 

Membership

Advisory Board for the National Foundation for Independent Business (NFIB) Legal Foundation
Special Expertise Panel for Security, Safety and Health for the national Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Mentor Program for Hampton Roads (Co-Chair from 1996 to 1997)
Board of Directors and General Counsel for the Northern Virginia Society for Human Resource Management (2002 -2007).

 
Biography

Manesh Rath is a trial and appellate attorney with experience in general commercial litigation, wage and hour and class action litigation, occupational safety and health (OSHA) law, labor law, and employment law. Mr. Rath has counseled clients in accessibility and other ADA matters and represented them in accessibility related litigation.

Mr. Rath has been the lead amicus counsel on several cases before the U.S. Supreme Court including Staub v. Proctor Hospital and Vance v. Ball State University.

Mr. Rath is a co-author of three books in the fields of wage/hour law, labor and employment law, and OSHA law. On developing legal issues, he has been quoted or interviewed in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Smart Money magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, on PBS's Nightly Business Report, WAVY-TV and C-SPAN. He was listed in Smart CEO Magazine's Readers' Choice List of Legal Elite.

General Commercial Litigation
Mr. Rath counsels and represents businesses and associations facing business litigation disputes. In numerous cases nationwide, Mr. Rath has conducted litigation, motions and trials before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He has handled cases in more than forty different jurisdictions throughout the nation, including serving as lead counsel defending businesses in collective and class action matters.

Wage and Hour and Class Action Litigation
For almost 20 years, Mr. Rath has successfully defended employers nationwide in wage and hour and class action litigation. He has served as lead counsel in class and collective action litigation in a number of jurisdictions, and was the first to raise class defeating arguments in several jurisdictions. Mr. Rath also counsels and performs internal wage and hour audits for companies around the country.

OSHA
Mr. Rath has extensive experience representing industry in OSHA rulemakings. He has successfully represented employers-including some of the largest in the country-against OSHA citations and investigations before federal OSHA in regions across the country and in state plan states.

Accessibility
Mr. Rath advises product manufacturers, employers and product management firms on compliance with ADAAG accessibility guidelines.

Transportation
Mr. Rath works with shippers and carriers of freight and passengers on matters involving federal motor carrier safety, driver qualification and wage and hour/hours of service compliance.

Labor Law
In the area of labor law, Mr. Rath represents employers throughout the country in union organizing campaigns, in negotiating and collective bargaining agreements, and in defending against unfair labor practice (ULP) charges.

The Employment Law Aftermath
For over 9 years, Mr. Rath has hosted The Employment Law Aftermath with Manesh Rath, a quarterly briefing to in-house counsel. The Aftermath highlights the most impactful employment law developments in the past 90 days. The program is regularly attended by corporate counsel of some of the region's largest employers. Following each Aftermath, a web encore is provided for those not in their corporate counsel's office and for those who cannot attend the live briefing. For more information please visit www.khlaw.com/aftermath.

OSHA 30/30
Mr. Rath is the host of the OSHA 30/30 webinar. This program brings critical developing issues of Occupation Safety and Heath to Keller and Heckman's large community of General Counsel, Industrial Hygienist and safety and health professionals who are responsible for safety and health compliance.

Mr. Rath currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Legal Center. He served on the Society For Human Resources (SHRM) Special Expertise Panel, and on the Northern Virginia SHRM Board of Directors for several years.

News

Jul 26, 2006 Partner Manesh Rath's Presentation on Absenteeism in the Workplace Reviewed in HR Daily Advisor
Mar 12, 2008 Keller and Heckman's Manesh Rath Quoted In Financial Week
Sep 11, 2009 Manesh Rath Quoted in MSN Money Article on Bad Credit and Employment
Oct 07, 2009 Manesh Rath quoted in an Article on How Companies Can Avoid Layoff-Related Lawsuits
Oct 28, 2009 Manesh Rath Quoted on Discrimination in Hiring
Oct 01, 2010 NFIB - Small Business Legal Center Files Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Landmark Supreme Court Case
Jan 28, 2011 Partner Manesh Rath Quoted in Article on Credit Checks by Employers
Mar 01, 2011 U.S. Supreme Court Issued Decision Today in Staub v. Proctor Hospital Case
Apr 04, 2011 Partner Manesh Rath and Associate Matthew DeTura Discuss Independent Contractor Issues in this Week's Telecom Video Minute
May 11, 2011 Partner Manesh Rath to Present Webinar for National Federation of Independent Business
Jul 20, 2011 Partner Manesh Rath Quoted in Article on Credit Scores and Employment
Aug 31, 2011 Partner Manesh Rath to Give How to Effectively Manage Leave Under ADA and FMLA Webcast
Sep 21, 2011 Partner Manesh Rath to Give Complying with Wage and Hour Laws Webcast
Oct 10, 2012 Manesh Rath to speak at the Billion Dollar Company CEO Roundtable Meeting
Sep 12, 2012 Manesh Rath and David Sarvadi Host a Webinar titled Recent Trends in OSHA Enforcement: What Food Retailers and Wholesalers Need to Know
Oct 29, 2012 Manesh Rath Quoted in Law360 Article
Feb 26, 2013 Manesh Rath was Hand-Selected by Smart CEO to Participate in a Round-Table Discussion on Business and Employment Law
Feb 25, 2013 Partner Manesh Rath Quoted in Article on Legality of Random Alcohol Testing by Employers
Apr 16, 2013 Manesh Rath to Speak at Upcoming FJATA Annual Meeting
Apr 25, 2013 Manesh Rath to Present at WMACCA Employment and Labor Forum
Apr 16, 2013 Manesh Rath Was Quoted in an April 16th Law360 Article, Lawyers Weigh In On Supreme Court's FLSA Ruling
Jul 30, 2013 Manesh Rath to Host a Webinar for the Food Marketing Institute (FMI)
Sep 25, 2013 Keller and Heckman Attorneys to Present a Course for the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication
Mar 17, 2009 DC Area Businesses Still Sorting Out New Sick and Safe Leave Law Requirements
Jun 16, 2009 Manesh Rath, Contributing Author and Editor in the Ninth Edition of the Employment-Labor Law Audit (ELLA )
Oct 01, 2010 NFIB - Small Business Legal Center Files Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Landmark Supreme Court Case
Oct 19, 2012 Manesh Rath, Lead Amicus Counsel for the NFIB and RILA, to File Friend-of-the-Court Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Employment Case
Oct 26, 2012 Manesh Rath, Lead Amicus Counsel for the NFIB Small Business Legal Center and the Retail Litigation Center, Files Friend-of-the-Court Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Employment Case
Nov 26, 2012 U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Employment Case; Manesh Rath is Lead Amicus Counsel for the NFIB and RILA
Dec 10, 2012 Manesh Rath Named to List of Legal Elite by Smart CEO Magazine
Jun 24, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Limits Supervisor Liability; Manesh Rath is Lead Amicus Counsel for the NFIB and RLC

Events

Mar 12, 2007 SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Oct 23, 2009 The Employment Law Aftermath with Manesh Rath
Feb 15, 2011 The Employment Law Aftermath - Webinar Encore - With Manesh Rath
Jul 25, 2011 The Employment Law Aftermath - Webinar Encore - With Robert Sheffield and Manesh Rath
Oct 07, 2011 The Employment Law Aftermath-A Breakfast Update with Manesh Rath
Oct 14, 2011 Register Today! - The Employment Law Aftermath - Webinar Encore - With Robert Sheffield and Manesh Rath - October 14, 2011
Apr 23, 2012 The Employment Law Aftermath - Webinar Encore With Manesh Rath and Robert Sheffield
Oct 07, 2014 The Employment Law Aftermath - Updates with Manesh Rath
Jul 24, 2012 The Employment Law Aftermath - Webinar Encore With Manesh Rath
Dec 18, 2013 OSHA 30/30 - Updates with Manesh Rath
Oct 10, 2013 Registration is Closed - A Webinar on OSHA's Silica Proposal Up Close: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Aug 20, 2014 OSHA 30/30 - Updates with Manesh Rath
Jan 15, 2014 OSHA Inspection of Whistleblower Complaints Based Primarily on Termination Following A Safety Complaint
Jan 14, 2014 January 14, 2014 Quarterly Employment Law Update with Manesh Rath
Feb 19, 2014 OSHA 30/30 - February 19, 2014
Apr 08, 2014 April 8, 2014 Quarterly Employment Law Aftermath
Mar 26, 2014 OSHA 30/30 - March 26, 2014
Apr 30, 2014 OSHA Citation for Contractor's Alleged Failure to Exchange Lockout/Tagout Information with Host Employer Heard by U.S. Court of Appeals
May 21, 2014 U.S. Department of Labor Filed Suit Against Employer Alleging Retaliatory Discipline After Reporting Injuries
Jul 15, 2014 Quarterly Employment Law Aftermath
Jul 31, 2014 OSHA from the East Coast to the West Coast and Hot Topics In-Between
Jun 25, 2014 OSHA 30/30 - June 25, 2014
Jul 15, 2014 July 15, 2014 Quarterly Employment Law Aftermath
Jul 23, 2014 OSHA 30/30 - July 23, 2014
Aug 20, 2014 OSHA 30/30 - August 20, 2014

Publications

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Aug 15, 2014 Will OSHA's Misguided Ideology on Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Lead to More Video Cameras in the Workplace?

Jul 18, 2014 FSIS Proposes New Recordkeeping Requirements for Ground Beef Processors & Retailers

Nov 22, 2013 Understanding the OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative

Oct 30, 2013 Sixth Circuit Decision Upholds Board Decision Permitting Micro Units

Oct 30, 2013 OSHA Proposes Revisions to Crystalline Silica Standard

Oct 30, 2013 First Circuit Rules That Employee Work During Break Times Constituted Uncompensated Overtime

Oct 30, 2013 State and Local Laws Expand Employer Duty to Accommodate Family Status

 
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Will OSHA's Misguided Ideology on Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Lead to More Video Cameras in the Workplace?
Lawrence P. Halprin,Manesh K. Rath,David G. Sarvadi, August 20, 2014
At every opportunity during the Obama Administration, OSHA has alleged that there is widespread and substantial under-reporting of work-related injuries and illnesses that OSHA must address through additional regulatory and enforcement measures. OSHA has taken this position despite the overwhelming...

FSIS Proposes New Recordkeeping Requirements for Ground Beef Processors & Retailers
Leslie T. Krasny,Manesh K. Rath,David G. Sarvadi,Brian P. Sylvester, July 21, 2014
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) plans to propose a rule, in the coming days, that imposes new recordkeeping requirements on ground beef processor establishments and retail facilities.

First Circuit Rules That Employee Work During Break Times Constituted Uncompensated Overtime
Manesh K. Rath, November 5, 2013
The First Circuit recently ruled that employee work performed after hours or during breaks constituted uncompensated overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The case is Manning v. Boston Medical Center Corp.

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Suite 500 West, 1001 G Street, N.W.
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