In this episode of our Diversity & Inclusion at Work series, Kimya Johnson and Bonnie Puckett discuss how employers with global workforces can create a diversity and inclusion program in light of differing and often conflicting laws across jurisdictions. Highlighting issues covered in the D&I Legal Survey, Model Policy, and Compliance Tools kit, this podcast details the various political, cultural and economic considerations for employers to create a D&I program and code of compliance consistent with their global values.
The National Labor Relations Board recently issued a business-friendly decision that marks a return to the traditional independent contractor analysis and restores significance to a worker’s “entrepreneurial opportunity” for financial gain in determining whether the individual is an employee or independent contractor under the National Labor Relations Act. In this episode of the Third Thursdays podcast, Ruthie Goodboe and Bud Bobber will share their insights on this important topic.
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.
In 2018, Congress passed legislation and the IRS issued proposed regulations relaxing the requirements for 401(k) plan hardship distributions. In this podcast, David Rosner and Taylor Bracewell follow up on their earlier blog and discuss the previous hardship distribution requirements and how the new guidance will affect 401(k) plans and participants.