H-1B visas have long been a popular choice for employers, but this mainstay of the non-immigrant visa class presents employers with a number of challenges, including competition for limited numbers of visas, increased scrutiny, and some new procedural twists that are being developed. Miguel Manna will explain the current state-of-play for the H-1B visa and share his insights to help employers plan appropriately.
Even as employers return to the workplace, some employees continue to have good faith concerns and personal obligations that interfere with their ability to return to work. In this podcast, John Merrell discusses the laws that can be implicated when an employer is ready to reopen but employees are reluctant to return to work, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, state and federal unemployment and state leave laws.
In this episode of our Workplace Safety in California series, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss the process of Cal/OSHA workplace inspections in response to COVID-19 complaints, including on-site inspections, employee interviews, and providing documentation to inspectors.
On February 25, 2021, the Supreme Court of California addressed meal break periods in its opinion in Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC. In this podcast, Charles Thompson and Doug Farmer discuss the three holdings of the opinion and address the ruling’s practical implications for employers.