Laws limiting employers’ inquiries on a prospective employee’s compensation history are on the rise. More and more states and localities are passing these laws and, at the same time, courts are deciding cases on whether prior salary can justify pay differences. In this episode, Lara de Leon discusses the current state of the law and key steps employers can consider to address bans on salary history.
In this podcast, Nonnie Shivers and Jessica Kuester discuss six common types of vaccination incentive programs. The speakers address the employment law concerns raised by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s guidance of May 28, 2021, as well as issues arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The speakers also explain the impact of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 on each type of vaccine incentive program.
In this episode, Bud Bobber, who is a shareholder in Ogletree Deakins’ Milwaukee office and chair of the firm’s Manufacturing Industry Group, speaks to Sean Kelley, who is a nationally recognized thought leader in corporate military affairs, recruiting, and transition programs. Bud and Sean discuss the rationale for implementing an intentional strategy for recruiting, hiring, and employing veterans. The speakers also explain how veterans, as a diverse group, can be an important part of any company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) plan and how biases, conscious or otherwise, have often created impediments to having veterans in the workforce. This podcast also offers suggestions—in conjunction with our recent article, “Employing Veterans: Insights for Hiring Veterans and Supporting Veterans in the Workforce ”— for employers to tap into this rich stream of new talent continually flowing into the workforce as service persons transition to civilian life.
In this podcast, John Surma and Frank Davis are joined by Ryan Swink to discuss Texas’s Senate Bill (SB) 240—which imposes workplace violence requirements on covered healthcare facilities. Specifically, SB 240, which is also known as the Workplace Violence Prevention Act, requires health care facilities to adopt, implement, and enforce written workplace violence prevention programs and written prevention plans. The law also requires covered health care facilities to create workplace violence prevention committees and authorizes existing facility committees to develop a workplace violence prevention plan. The speakers also discuss how the new law interplays with Texas’s law on the open carry of firearms.