In this episode of the Third Thursdays podcast, Ruthie Goodboe examines a recent NLRB case involving the Section 7 rights of an employee who was discharged for an outburst towards his managers—and how the facts and holding in this case are relevant to the current crisis employers are facing related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Employment terminations are serious business and fraught with potential challenges. The simple idea that at-will employees can be discharged for any legal reason without incurring claims, defense costs, and possible liability, may be unrealistic. Join hosts Bud Bobber and Mark Johnson as they explore the seven questions employers should ask themselves before discharging an employee to help ensure that a discharge is appropriate, defensible, and fair.
In this episode, Bud Bobber and Kimya Johnson discuss practical ways that employers in the manufacturing industry can address diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace. They will cover unique challenges faced by manufacturers, best practices for developing, implementing, and tracking D&I initiatives, and key tenets of successful programs.
Design delegation—when a construction contractor assumes responsibility for project design—can expose contractors to increased liability. In this episode, Randy Ruff and Jonathan Mraunac discuss how design delegation can occur and best practices for managing the associated risks.