In this podcast, recorded live from Ogletree Deakins’ 2022 Workplace Strategies seminar, Leigh Nason and Lauren Hicks discuss certain initiatives launched by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) that impose new burdens on federal government contractors and subcontractors to meet their Affirmative Action Program (AAP) obligations. Specifically, Leigh and Lauren examine the nuances of the new Contractor Portal certification process and OFCCP’s directive on pay equity audits, and share key takeaways as to compliance requirements.
Understanding the Latest IRS Guidance on 401(k) Hardship Distributions
In 2018, Congress passed legislation and the IRS issued proposed regulations relaxing the requirements for 401(k) plan hardship distributions. In this podcast, David Rosner and Taylor Bracewell follow up on their earlier blog and discuss the previous hardship distribution requirements and how the new guidance will affect 401(k) plans and participants.
Dirty Steel-Toe Boots, Episode 14: Nonmanagement Access During an OSHA Inspection
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently proposed a rule that would revive a policy allowing nonemployee representatives of labor unions and worker advocacy groups to take part in OSHA inspections. In this podcast, Frank Davis and Phillip Russell, members of Ogletree Deakins’ Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, review the current law and how the proposed rule, if adopted, may transform and expand OSHA inspections.
Tech-Tuned Workplace, Episode 3: The Role of Technology in HR
In the third episode of our “Tech-Tuned Workplace” series, Jennifer Betts and several HR professionals discuss how technology affects the way that organizations interact with their employees. The speakers address the technologies they use on a daily basis, the challenge of incorporating technology while ensuring employees remain connected and engaged, and how technology will continue to evolve and impact the workplace.