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.
This Is Labor in California, Episode 1: Union-Sponsored AB 685’s New COVID-19 Requirements
In this episode of our new series on labor issues in California, Maria Anastas, Daniel Adlong, and Sean Kramer discuss what organized labor in California is doing about COVID-19, in terms of legislation and union information requests during the pandemic. The speakers specifically discuss Assembly Bill (AB) 685, which now requires employers to take action when they receive notice of potential COVID-19 exposure and ensure that contact tracing protocols are in place.
Untangling Complex Leave Issues – Part I
In the first episode of this two-part series, John Stretton and Rachel Mandel discuss the complexities surrounding the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the interplay between the two laws and best practices for effectively managing leaves of absence in complicated situations.
Global Solutions, Episode 9: School’s Out For … Ever
In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Chris Anderson and Enrique A. Del Cueto-Pérez discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on school reopenings and the various approaches that local and federal governments are taking to assist employers and employees return to work as schools systems move forward.