In this podcast, we discuss the cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, involving affirmative action or race-conscious admissions in higher education. Lauren Hicks of Ogletree Deakins’ Affirmative Action and OFCCP Compliance Practice Group and Jim Plunkett, Washington, D.C. shareholder and author of our weekly Beltway Buzz newsletter, summarize the recent oral arguments and the implications the decisions might have on employers. Lauren and Jim discuss the federal contractor affirmative action obligations under Executive Order 11246 and how those obligations contrast with affirmative action in the educational context. The podcast concludes with discussion of how the decisions in the college admissions cases might impact employment practices in diversity and inclusion or federal contractor OFCCP compliance.
In this podcast, Frank Davis and Jeff Leslie discuss common OSHA citations issued in the construction industry, including citations related to fall protection, scaffolding, ladders, and eye and face protection. They will also discuss best practices for spotting potential issues and avoiding these citations.
In this episode of our Workplace Safety in California series, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss the regulations governing personal protective equipment (PPE), including provisions related to employer reimbursements, face coverings, and respiratory protection.
In the first episode of our three-part podcast series on Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standards (ETS), Karen Tynan and Kevin Bland provide background on the ETS. In addition, the speakers discuss the key elements and implementation of the standards, including the written COVID-19 Prevention Program, recordkeeping, COVID-19 exposure protocols, and notices.