On September 13, 2021, New York City began enforcing Executive Order No. 225 (“Key to NYC”), which requires individuals show proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to entering certain indoor establishments. In this podcast, Kelly Cardin and Jessica Schild discuss the key requirements of the executive order, including exemptions and penalties. The speakers also address significant compliance considerations implicated by the New York City Human Rights Law.
Mastering Work from Home during COVID-19: Avoiding the Pajama Predicament and Other Pitfalls
In this podcast, Kelly Cardin discusses tips and strategies for employees working from home. She discusses several approaches to increase productivity, work with children in the home, and maintain connections with teammates.
Workplace Strategies Watercooler: OFCCP’s New Compliance and Enforcement Initiatives
In this podcast, Scott Kelly, co-chair of Ogletree Deakins’ Affirmative Action and OFCCP Compliance Practice Group, sits down with Hera Arsen, the firm’s director of content at Workplace Strategies, Ogletree Deakins’ national labor and employment law seminar for human resources professionals and in-house counsel, to discuss recent directives and regulatory initiatives from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Scott examines the practical and legal implications of the changes in OFCCP’s position on covered contractors’ affirmative action plan obligations and the agency’s approach toward compliance reviews, sharing strategic considerations for contractors addressing these heightened demands. He also addresses the increased interagency coordination between OFCCP and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, providing insight into the potential compliance challenges that might come next for contractors.
Child Status Protection Act: Insights and Helpful Hypos
In this podcast, Dan Maranci and Christina Kelley discuss the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) and how its provisions may benefit dependents who turn 21 before their green card applications have been approved. The speakers review guidance on determining an applicant’s age at the time of visa availability and present several hypotheticals to demonstrate how to calculate adjusted CSPA ages. Join this podcast for important insights into this key piece of legislation and for step-by-step examples of how it applies in real-world scenarios.