In this podcast, Mike Nader discusses pending legislation that could significantly impact employers if passed before the California Legislature’s current session ends on August 31, 2020. Many of the proposed bills relate to the coronavirus pandemic, including a bill that would provide employees with up to 10 business days of bereavement leave and a bill that would make leave and job protection benefits available to employees recovering from COVID-19. Our speaker also addresses Senate Bill 1383, which would expand leave requirements under the California Family Rights Act to apply to small employers with five or more employees—essentially, to most California employers.
Employee Affinity Groups—also known as Business Resource Groups—are groups of employees with common interests, concerns, or characteristics. Join Michelle Wimes, Ogletree Deakins’ Chief Diversity and Professional Development Officer, as she discusses the purposes they serve, best practices for starting them, risks to watch out for, and more.
In this podcast, Ashley Cuttino and Burt Garland discuss the August 3, 2020, decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that struck down portions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s regulations on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
In this episode of the Third Thursdays podcast, Ruthie Goodboe examines the use of social media in the workplace through the lens of labor law. Delving into the positives—and the pitfalls—she discusses the advantages of using social media, like increased transparency, as well as the potential legal snares. She explains several relevant advice memoranda from the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel, and she outlines guidance for constructing and implementing a social media policy that does not violate Section 7 rights.