Welcome to In the Breakroom, a podcast series on hot topics related to employment law. On July 9, 2021, President Joe Biden issued the “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy,” which, among other things, seeks to limit noncompete agreements. In this episode, Bill Grob and Caren Marlowe address changes to the use of restrictive covenants following the presidential action, including noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements. The speakers also discuss the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act and analogous state laws, including California’s and Florida’s respective uniform trade secrets acts.
In this episode of our Global Solutions podcast series, Andre Appel and Jaslyn Johnson provide an overview of the use of COVID-19 surveillance testing globally. The speakers also address the types of COVID-19 testing and data protection concerns arising under the General Data Protection Regulation. Ogletree Deakins’ Global Solutions podcast series includes country-specific flash briefings, full episodes on relevant topics for multinational employers, recap episodes, and companion materials.
Many employers and public accommodations are seeing an increase in requests for animals as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In this episode, Jim Paul and David Raizman discuss the use of service animals in the workplace and in those businesses and organizations that are ADA “public accommodations,” including best practices for handling employee requests for service animals, which animals qualify as service animals, and special rules applicable to places of public accommodation.
Employment terminations are serious business and fraught with potential challenges. The simple idea that at-will employees can be discharged for any legal reason without incurring claims, defense costs, and possible liability, may be unrealistic. Join hosts Bud Bobber and Mark Johnson as they explore the seven questions employers should ask themselves before discharging an employee to help ensure that a discharge is appropriate, defensible, and fair.