In this episode of Dirty Steel-Toe Boots, host Phillip Russell is joined by Eric Hobbs, the chair of Ogletree Deakins’ Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, for a first look at the emergency temporary standard (ETS) just released by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The speakers discuss what an ETS is under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act, what it must contain, and legal arguments and procedures for how it may be challenged. Phillip and Eric also discuss various requirements for employers under the ETS including how it counts the 100+ employee minimum, how it excludes employees who work exclusively outside or remotely, and other key points.
In this episode, Mike Matula and AnnRene Coughlin discuss the key issues employers should consider when hiring an employee with post-employment restrictive covenants. They cover tips for avoiding litigation, best practices when working with new hires, and the logistics of resignation and transition to a new employer.
In this episode of our Workplace Safety in California series, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss the applicability of the Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standards to employers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A truly effective workplace investigator knows how to best wrap-up an employee interview. Don’t leave loose ends or wiggle room that can later undermine the effectiveness of the overall investigation and the employer’s conclusions. Join Milwaukee shareholders Bud Bobber and Tim Kamin to hear suggestions and insights on how to most effectively conclude any employee interview during a workplace investigation.