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, Chris Olmsted is joined by special guest Dr. Suzanne Hoffman to discuss the impact of remote work and the COVID-19 pandemic on employees as they return to the office. The speakers identify potential signs of a decline in engagement and morale among employees and offer tips to ease the transition back to the on-site workplace. The speakers also address the role that employee assistance programs can play in the transition process.
In the first episode of this multi-part series, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan cover key information for employers about workplace safety in California. Topics include best practices when Cal/OSHA shows up for an inspection, handling employee interview and document requests, and avoiding common mistakes.
On July 15, 2021, the California Supreme Court issued a significant decision in Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC, on premium pay owed for missed meal and rest breaks. In this podcast, Charles Thompson, Mike Nader, and Bob Roginson address the implications of the court’s retroactive decision for California employers and provide practical tips to ensure compliance. The speakers also discuss a pending California Supreme Court case, Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc., which deals with related wage and hour issues.