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In this recap edition of our Global Solutions series, Ethan Isaac, Bonnie Puckett, and Carson Burnham look back on the last six episodes and reflect on trends in remote work arrangements in Europe and across the globe, Chinese privacy laws, the new Chinese sexual harassment law, and other topics that have emerged across the globe during the COVID-1…
 
In this podcast, Danielle Ochs, Jenn Betts, and John Merrell address employer regulation of digital speech and how organizations can be aware of and protect against reputational damage caused by employees both on- an off-duty. The speakers discuss employee commentary (on social media platforms and elsewhere) about social issues, political issues, a…
 
In this podcast, Karen Tynan and Kevin Bland discuss how employers can strategize and prepare for the coming wave of COVID-19-related California Division of Occupational Safety (Cal/OSHA) complaints, citations, and inspections, in addition to litigation. The speakers address the trending interplay between Cal/OSHA citations and California Private A…
 
In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Katie Krouse and Adolfo Blonval address sector-specific COVID-19 guidelines that multinational employers may want to consider as they navigate an evolving COVID-19 business environment. The speakers discuss country-specific guidance for various industries, including manufacturing, retail, personal ser…
 
In part two of our two-part series focused on workplace rules and accommodation issues in the COVID-19 era, Jim Paul and Andrew Metcalf discuss flu vaccines, employer policies mandating vaccines, and other wellness decisions that employers may be considering in the next few months. The speakers address the best practices for implementing mandatory …
 
In part one of our two-part series focused on workplace rules and accommodation issues in the COVID-19 era, Jim Paul and Andrew Metcalf discuss face-covering mandates and the potential employment and customer access concerns raised by masking orders at the local, state, and federal levels. The speakers address the requirements of Title I and Title …
 
In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Rebecca Emery and Susanna Bramlett address leaves of absence from employment during the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of employees who are ill, considered to be in vulnerable populations, have been exposed to the virus, have an ill family member, or facing childcare challenges as a result of schools t…
 
In this podcast, Randle Pollard and Deborah Andrews discuss how working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic may affect employers’ state payroll tax obligations. The speakers cover how even temporary work-from-home situations, such as those imposed in response to emergency orders, may create a nexus with the employee’s home state, even if the emp…
 
In this episode of our COVID-19 Litigation series, Ashley Cuttino, Charles Thompson, and Tina Bengs address the latest litigation trends surrounding leave of absence requests and accommodations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers discuss the possibility of remote work as an alternative to leave, documentation best practices given that agency…
 
In this podcast, Amanda Quan and Skye Hao discuss China’s new law addressing sexual harassment and individual privacy rights, marking the first time that employers in China have been required to make affirmative efforts to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace. Our speakers also address the new civil code chapter addressing the rig…
 
In this podcast, Mike Nader discusses pending legislation that could significantly impact employers if passed before the California Legislature’s current session ends on August 31, 2020. Many of the proposed bills relate to the coronavirus pandemic, including a bill that would provide employees with up to 10 business days of bereavement leave and a…
 
In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Chris Anderson and Enrique Del Cueto-Peréz discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on school re-openings and the various approaches that local and federal governments are taking to assist employers and employees return to work as schools systems move forward. Companion Multicountry Survey – School…
 
In the August edition of our Third Thursdays series, Ruthie Goodboe and Bud Bobber discuss politics in the workplace and the potential impact on employee productivity and morale during election season. The speakers address the federal, state, and local laws that may apply to political speech and ways that employers can promote civility and producti…
 
In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Greg Hawran and Mauricio Romero discuss the legal landscape of COVID-19 testing and screenings for global employers as they continue to return their employees to work during the pandemic. Companion COVID-19 Testing Chart Listen to more Global Solutions podcasts Ogletree Deakins COVID-19 Resource Cente…
 
In this podcast, Kelly Cardin and Sarah Platt discuss the various strategies available to employers as their employees deal with return to school issues. The speakers address the applicability of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the state and local laws that may provide paid leaves of …
 
In this podcast, Ashley Cuttino and Burt Garland discuss the August 3, 2020, decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that struck down portions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s regulations on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).By Ogletree Deakins
 
In this episode of our TECHPLACETM Talk series, Danielle Ochs and Jenn Betts discuss employers’ use of digital contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the applicability of state and federal equal employment opportunity, wage and hour, and privacy laws to the use of digital tools.By Ogletree Deakins
 
In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Andre Appel and Carson Burnham discuss the use of redundancies by employers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including short-time programs and government programs to avoid mass terminations. Redundancies Companion Chart Listen to more Global Solutions podcasts Ogletree Deakins COVID-19 Resource Center – …
 
In this episode of our COVID-19 Litigation series, Ashley Cuttino and Michael Nail address the treatment of COVID-19 within the state workers’ compensation system. The speakers will discuss the various states that have adopted presumptions in favor of employees through executive orders and emergency rules, and the applicability of COVID-19 to the “…
 
On the latest edition of COMPLETELY DAMAGED, RC is joined by JT Cage and John Bailey (The Original Hat Guy).This interview holds no punches and gets very real with topics ranging from pro wrestling, life, covid and the good and bad when mixing reality with sports entertainment.Originally broadcast via Montco Radio on Monday, August 3, 2020.…
 
In this recap edition of our Global Solutions series, Ethan Isaac and Bonnie Puckett look back on our first six episodes and reflect on what global workplaces may expect from a second wave of COVID-19 response measures. Home Workstation Checklist Cross-Border Remote Worker Checklist Listen to more Global Solutions podcasts Ogletree Deakins COVID-19…
 
In this podcast, Tevis Marshall discusses the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard, which went into effect on July 27, 2020. He addresses the requirements that apply to all Virginia employers, and additional requirements that apply to employers with workers who qualify as very high, high, and medium expo…
 
In a new podcast series, members of Ogletree Deakins’ COVID-19 Litigation Practice Group will address emerging topics, trends, and challenges arising from COVID-19–related litigation. In this podcast, Ashley Cuttino and Shontell Powell examine the increase in claims brought under Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the antic…
 
In the sixth episode of the Global Solution series, Justin Tarka and Stephen Riga discuss issues related to employee consent to collect health information as part of screening and monitoring processes implemented to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The speakers discuss considerations regarding the collection of health data across the European U…
 
In this Friday edition of our Third Thursdays series, Ruthie Goodboe is joined by Dennis Davis and Anthony Martin to discuss the upcoming national Strike for Black Lives planned for July 20, 2020 and similar events. The speakers address considerations for employers relating to employee engagement and disruptions to the work environment, including o…
 
In the fifth episode of the Global Solutions series by Ogletree Deakins’ Cross-Border practice group, Dan Dauplaise and Ethan Isaac discuss the various implications for employers with global workforces that are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, including government regulations on workplace safety and health, reimbursements, and equipme…
 
In this episode of our California COVID-19 series, David Raizman and Charles Thompson discuss the California Department of Health’s guidance requiring people to wear face coverings. The speakers address who, what, when, and where of face coverings and exemptions to the guidance.By Ogletree Deakins
 
In the final episode of our series on unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashley Cuttino answers the most frequently asked questions regarding unemployment benefits, including the interaction between state and federal unemployment, employer ratings, and partial unemployment benefits.By Ogletree Deakins
 
In the fourth episode of the Global Solutions series by Ogletree Deakins’ Cross-Border practice group, Ceridwen Koski and Diana Nehro discuss the impact of United States presidential proclamations issuing travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on key considerations regarding immigration, tax law, employee benefits, intellectual …
 
In the third episode of our four-part series on unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashley Cuttino discusses potential issues that employers may want to consider as they continue to return furloughed and laid off employees to the workplace, including health insurance benefits, employee refusals to return to work, obligations under f…
 
On June 22, 2020, the Trump administration issued a presidential proclamation suspending the entry of individuals to the United States on select nonimmigrant visas. In this podcast, Caroline Tang discusses the impact of that proclamation on immigration processes within the United States and abroad, and how employers may want to respond.…
 
In the second of a four-part series on unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashley Cuttino discusses potential considerations for employers following the decisions to lay-off or furlough employees, including notice requirements, voluntary furlough programs, supplementing unemployment benefits, and other ways to assist impacted employees.…
 
In the third episode of the Global Solutions series by Ogletree Deakins’ Cross-Border practice group, Curtis Chow and Jean Kim discuss the impact of various border restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic on international business travel, including considerations for global employers facing mandatory quarantines and visa bans.…
 
In the first of a four-part series on unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashley Cuttino discusses the general structure of the unemployment system and the recent changes due to federal and state actions, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.…
 
: In this episode of our Diversity and Inclusion at Work series, Sarah Platt and Brazitte Poole discuss diversity and inclusion laws and initiatives to consider during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. In highlighting issues they covered in the D&I Legal Surveys, Model Policy & Compliance Tools, they provide common scenarios that employees may encou…
 
In this episode of the Global Solutions series by Ogletree Deakins’ Cross-Border practice group, Carolyn Knox and Rebecca Marks discuss the role of occupational health providers in the European Union and Latin America, including how employers can effectively interact with occupational health providers during reopening post-COVID-19.…
 
In this episode of our Diversity & Inclusion at Work series, Kimya Johnson and Bonnie Puckett discuss how employers with global workforces can create a diversity and inclusion program in light of differing and often conflicting laws across jurisdictions. Highlighting issues covered in the D&I Legal Survey, Model Policy, and Compliance Tools kit, th…
 
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