In the first episode of our three-part podcast series on Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standards (ETS), Karen Tynan and Kevin Bland provide background on the ETS. In addition, the speakers discuss the key elements and implementation of the standards, including the written COVID-19 Prevention Program, recordkeeping, COVID-19 exposure protocols, and notices.
On September 1, 2021, the Firearm Carry Act of 2021 will go into effect, allowing Texans to carry handguns in public without government-issued permits or licenses. With the patchwork of laws across the United States regarding the need (or lack thereof) for permits to possess and carry handguns, employers are facing questions about employees carrying guns into the workplace. In this podcast, Collin Brodrick and Matt Gizzo discuss employer gun policies by contrasting Texas’s and New York’s respective firearms statutes.
In this episode of our Workplace Safety in California podcast series, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss recent Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board decisions and enforcement trends. The speakers also address Cal/OSHA’s continued prioritization of COVID-19-related regulations.
Oregon Employment Law, Episode 2: Managing Medical and Religious Accommodation Requests Related to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
In this episode of our Oregon Employment Law podcast series, Paul Cirner and Florence Mao discuss the requirements of federal and state statutes regarding religious and medical accommodations—including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Oregon’s disability and antidiscrimination laws—and their relevance to COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The speakers also provide key considerations for employers responding to medical accommodation requests.