In this podcast, Danielle Ochs, Jenn Betts, and John Merrell address employer regulation of digital speech and how organizations can be aware of and protect against reputational damage caused by employees both on- and off-duty. The speakers discuss employee commentary (on social media platforms and elsewhere) about social issues, political issues, and protected statuses and groups, including the Black Lives Matter movement and the 2020 elections.
In this podcast, Kelly Cardin and Sarah Platt discuss the various strategies available to employers as their employees deal with return to school issues. The speakers address the applicability of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the state and local laws that may provide paid leaves of absence, and other options that employers may want to consider implementing.
In part two of our two-part series focused on workplace rules and accommodation issues in the COVID-19 era, Jim Paul and Andrew Metcalf discuss flu vaccines, employer policies mandating vaccines, and other wellness decisions that employers may be considering in the next few months. The speakers address the best practices for implementing mandatory vaccine policies, depending on the relevant industry and company culture, in addition to considerations related to accommodation requests.
As the global community continues to grapple with issues of racial injustice, Sierra Gray discusses how employers and employees can be allies in workplace, including identifying and addressing micro-aggressions and the concept of colorblindness. This podcast provides a starting point of resources for listening to, engaging with, and standing up for others.