With an in-depth understanding of the regulations that apply to safety and health in the workplace, Melissa K. Peters assists employers in complying with these requirements and provides counsel surrounding workplace incidents.

Her primary focus is on California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) matters. Previously, while at Cal/OSHA, she regularly advised on enforcement and investigation-related matters and represented the Division in administrative appeals and third-party litigation arising from workplace fatalities. She worked closely with Cal/OSHA’s High Hazard, Research and Standards, Labor Enforcement Task Force, and Elevator units and handled numerous cases involving workplace violence, heat illness and bloodborne pathogens.

During law school, Melissa worked in the Labor Relations Department of the NFL Management Council as a member of their year-long clerkship program and served as an associate editor of the Fordham International Law Journal.

News, Analysis & Press

Employers left without guidance as COVID protocols wane

Business Insurance

October 4, 2022

The Littler Employer Pulse Survey Report

Littler Report

November 18, 2020

Top Employer Concerns Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Industry Today

April 21, 2020

Littler COVID-19 Flash Survey Report

Littler Report

March 30, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Employer FAQs


March 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Employer Action Items


January 29, 2020

Speaking Engagements

“I’ll Take Safety and Health for $500!” Critical Safety and Health Questions Answered for the Post-Pandemic World – So YOUR Organization Does Not End Up in JEOPARDY!

Littler Executive Employer Conference

May 5, 2022

How to Safely Re-open Your Office

German American Chamber of Commerce

May 4, 2021

COVID-19 in the U.S.: Employment Law Changes and Challenges During the Pandemic

China General Chamber of Commerce – U.S.A. Webinar

March 16, 2021

Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

Northstate SHRM

February 18, 2021

COVID-19 Workplace Safety and Health

Workplace Policy Institute: International Franchise Association Convention

February 17, 2021

Tips for Employers on How to Comply With California's Sweeping Emergency COVID-19 Regulation

December 3, 2020

The COVID-19 Testing Conundrum: What Employers Need to Know to Develop an Effective and Lawful Testing Program

October 7, 2020

Are We There Yet? Understanding the Return to Work Challenge Posed by COVID-19 - Second Session

September 1, 2020

Are We There Yet? Understanding the Return to Work Challenge Posed by COVID-19

August 19, 2020

COVID-19’s Impact on Employment Law in New York

New York State Judicial Institute (New York State Unified Court System)

July 14-15, 2020

The Next Normal: Preparing Our Workplaces and Workforces for the “Return to Work”

July 13, 2020

Returning to Work – Legal Updates & Considerations for Employers

China General Chamber of Commerce – USA Webinar

June 17, 2020

COVID-19 U.S. Employment Law and OSHA Overview

PLI Webinar

May 19, 2020

COVID-19: Practical Guidance for Employers

Japan Society Webinar

May 15, 2020

What To Expect After the Pandemic Subsides

ASHHRA Webinar

May 2020

COVID-19: Common Employer Questions Asked and Answered!

March 13, 2020

This is 2020 - New Regulations to Brighten Up the New Year

February 12, 2020

The Coronavirus: How Employers Can Manage the Outbreak

February 4, 2020


  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2004
  • B.A., Syracuse University, 2000

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