In this podcast, Andrew Drozdowski and Kara Goray, members of Ogletree Deakins’ Immigration Practice Group, provide an overview of the H-1B cap or quota process. The H-1B visa program permits U.S. companies to employ professional foreign national workers in specialty occupations who have not previously held H-1B work visas. The speakers explain how the online registration process works and what employers can do now to prepare. Kara and Andrew also highlight considerations to keep in mind when selecting candidates, including education level, work location, and prevailing wage issues.
In this episode of our Workplace Safety in California series, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss the applicability of the Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standards to employers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this podcast, Mike Nader discusses pending legislation that could significantly impact employers if passed before the California Legislature’s current session ends on August 31, 2020. Many of the proposed bills relate to the coronavirus pandemic, including a bill that would provide employees with up to 10 business days of bereavement leave and a bill that would make leave and job protection benefits available to employees recovering from COVID-19. Our speaker also addresses Senate Bill 1383, which would expand leave requirements under the California Family Rights Act to apply to small employers with five or more employees—essentially, to most California employers.
In this episode of our Global Solutions podcast series, Enrique Del Cueto-Pérez discusses reporting requirements for confirmed and suspected positive cases of COVID-19 for employers with employees in Puerto Rico.