In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Rebecca Emery and Susanna Bramlett address leaves of absence from employment during the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of employees who are ill, considered to be in vulnerable populations, have been exposed to the virus, have an ill family member, or facing childcare challenges as a result of schools that are opening virtually. The speakers also discuss the statutory leave laws that have been enacted since the beginning of the pandemic as well as COVID-19-related reasons that precipitate a leave of absence.
In this episode of Workplace Safety in California, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss helpful and practical workplace safety information for employers as they prepare to transition employees back into the physical workspaces. The speakers discuss safety standards, employee training, personal protective equipment, and more under federal and state occupational safety and health standards.
In this Global Solutions Flash Briefing, Mami Kato discusses the Government of Japan’s response to evidence that new strains of COVID-19 have emerged and an increase in positive cases generally. In addition, she addresses the recently extended state of emergency, entry restrictions, vaccination rollout, and the impending Summer Olympic Games. Ogletree Deakins’ Global Solutions series includes more country-specific flash briefings, full podcast episodes on relevant topics for multinational employers, recap episodes, and companion materials.
In this episode, Keith Kopplin and Sarah Platt compare Wisconsin’s Family and Medical Leave Act with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act and discuss the key differences and top things employers should know.