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.
In this episode of the Third Thursdays podcast, Ruthie Goodboe examines a recent NLRB case involving the Section 7 rights of an employee who was discharged for an outburst towards his managers—and how the facts and holding in this case are relevant to the current crisis employers are facing related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this podcast, Kelly Cardin and Sarah Platt discuss the various strategies available to employers as their employees deal with return to school issues. The speakers address the applicability of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the state and local laws that may provide paid leaves of absence, and other options that employers may want to consider implementing.
In the second of a four-part series on unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashley Cuttino discusses potential considerations for employers following the decisions to lay-off or furlough employees, including notice requirements, voluntary furlough programs, supplementing unemployment benefits, and other ways to assist impacted employees.