In this episode of our Diversity & Inclusion at Work series, Shafeeqa Giarratani and Luther Wright discuss best practices for having difficult communications in a diverse workplace. Highlighting issues they covered in the D&I Legal Surveys, Model Policy, and Compliance Tools kit, this podcast focuses on how employers can maintain inclusivity, be aware of implicit biases, and best manage emotional responses to communications.
In this podcast, Lauren Hicks, Leigh Nason, and Scott Kelly discuss Directive 2022-01, which the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) revised and renamed on August 18, 2022. The speakers cover how the new directive, which amends the agency’s guidance suggesting that federal contractors must perform annual pay equity audits to comply with affirmative action programming (AAP) regulatory requirements, walks back language regarding the documentation required to demonstrate compliance with compensation analysis obligations. The speakers also discuss how the revised guidance imposes new burdens for contractors and offer insights into the reasons fueling the agency’s changes regarding conducting compensation analyses and evaluations.
In this podcast, John Surma and Frank Davis, members of Ogletree’s Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, discuss hazard alert letters (HAL) issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). John and Frank review circumstances under which a HAL might be issued, including deviation from industry standards, and what employers may want to consider when responding to a HAL. The podcast concludes with a review of abatement verification inspections and interim abatements.
In the fourth episode of our TECHPLACE™ Tickler series, Danielle Ochs and Spencer Skeen discuss the new world of regular remote depositions. They cover best practices for taking and defending depositions remotely, including videoconference admonitions, handling exhibits, making objections, and preparing witnesses.