In the second episode of our three-part podcast series on Cal/OSHA litigation, Karen Tynan and Kevin Bland discuss Cal/OSHA’s jurisdiction versus the jurisdiction of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In addition, the speakers discuss the various classifications of workplace safety citations, including classification and characterization appeals.
TECHPLACE™ Tickler: The Expanding Importance of eSignatures in the Remote Workplace – Best Practices for Compliance
In the second episode of our TECHPLACE™ Tickler series, Danielle Ochs and Gus Suarez discuss the expanding importance of the use of electronic signatures (eSignatures) in the remote workplace and tips for evaluating your eSignatures process. They cover what constitutes an eSignature, which laws govern eSignatures, and best practices for enhancing compliance with those laws.
Even as employers return to the workplace, some employees continue to have good faith concerns and personal obligations that interfere with their ability to return to work. In this podcast, John Merrell discusses the laws that can be implicated when an employer is ready to reopen but employees are reluctant to return to work, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, state and federal unemployment and state leave laws.
When the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducts an inspection, issues a citation, and seeks enforcement of a contested citation, it has its own attorneys. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor represents OSHA and provides the agency legal opinions and advice concerning all of its activities. In this episode of Dirty Steel-Toe Boots, host Phillip Russell is joined by former Solicitor and current Ogletree Deakins attorney, Jaslyn Johnson, to discuss the role of the Solicitor’s Office and what employers should understand about how OSHA works with its attorneys during inspections and enforcement actions.