In this episode of the Third Thursdays podcast, Ruthie Goodboe examines how religious discrimination and accommodation intersect with traditional labor law. She will cover religious accommodation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, best practices for handling requests for religious accommodation when an employee is governed by a collective bargaining agreement, and how Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act comes into play with religious accommodation.
Workplace violence continues to be a critical issue for employers, and taking steps to prevent workplace violence is key. Recent legislation, if passed, would force the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a rule requiring certain employers to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan. In this podcast, Dee Anna Hays and Shontell Powell discuss the significance of the pending bill and steps that all employers can take to minimize the threat of workplace violence.
New temporary staffing apps like Tilr and Shiftgig match workers with jobs in the same way that popular ridesharing apps match passengers with drivers. These apps offer a more streamlined approach than the traditional temporary staffing model, but an employment relationship is more complex than a ride to the airport.
Employers may be finding it difficult to keep pace with the increasing number of state and local drug testing laws—and in safety-sensitive work environments, like those in manufacturing, there are many issues to consider. In this podcast, Bud Bobber and Mike Clarkson discuss best practices for manufacturers on maintaining effective and legal drug testing policies and procedures.