In this episode of our California labor law podcast series, Maria Anastas and Sean Kramer discuss the rights of employees to refuse to work and how those rights have been exercised during the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers also address how the National Labor Relations Board evaluates what constitutes protected activity.
Any employer doing business with the federal government should be aware of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the various laws administered by this agency. In this podcast, Columbia shareholder Leigh Nason discusses OFCCP basics, including how a company can determine if it is a federal contractor and, if so, the three primary laws that apply.
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.
In the May edition of our Third Thursdays podcast series, Ruthie Goodboe and Ethan Picone discuss an employer’s duty to bargain with a union when seeking to implement a vaccination policy and corresponding requests for information. The speakers also address other considerations for employers relating to mandatory vaccination policies, including responding to employee refusals to be vaccinated.