Welcome to In the Breakroom, a podcast series on hot topics related to employment law. On November 4, 2021, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its new emergency temporary standard (ETS), which imposes vaccine and COVID-19 testing requirements on employers with 100 or more employees. In this episode, Bill Grob and Phillip Russell address the main challenges employers will face as they strive to comply with the new ETS.
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.
In this episode of the Third Thursdays podcast, Ruthie Goodboe and Tom Davis discuss the new final rule on union elections that the NLRB issued on December 13. The Board did not rescind the “ambush” or “quickie” election regulations that went into effect in 2015, but did alter some—though not all—of the provisions that many employers found particularly challenging.
In this Friday edition of our Third Thursdays series, Ruthie Goodboe is joined by Dennis Davis and Anthony Martin to discuss the upcoming national Strike for Black Lives planned for July 20, 2020 and similar events. The speakers address considerations for employers relating to employee engagement and disruptions to the work environment, including organizational culture, protected concerted activity, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and various perspectives of employees, vendors, media, and other third parties.