As a growing number of state and local governments have passed laws legalizing marijuana use, employers have been faced with the need to balance competing needs and interests, including: recruitment and retention; compliance requirements, such as disability and medical marijuana accommodations; and the need to maintain a safe workplace. In this podcast, Mike Clarkson, co-chair of Ogletree Deakins’ Drug Testing Practice Group, offers valuable insights and tips for navigating the complex and evolving issues regarding marijuana in the workplace.
In a new podcast series, members of Ogletree Deakins’ COVID-19 Litigation Practice Group will address emerging topics, trends, and challenges arising from COVID-19–related litigation. In this podcast, Ashley Cuttino and Shontell Powell examine the increase in claims brought under Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the anticipated rise in whistleblower claims under various federal and state laws due to issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recent cases and guidance from the National Labor Relations Board signal a shift in the standards for determining the legality of employer work rules. In this episode, Ruthie Goodboe from our Pittsburgh and Detroit (Metro) offices discusses the current state of the law and what all employers—unionized and non-unionized—need to know about employee handbook policies and practices.
In this episode of Workplace Safety in California, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss helpful and practical workplace safety information for employers as they prepare to transition employees back into the physical workspaces. The speakers discuss safety standards, employee training, personal protective equipment, and more under federal and state occupational safety and health standards.