In this podcast, Tom Davis, co-chair of Ogletree Deakins’ Traditional Labor Relations Practice Group, sits down with Jenn Betts, co-chair of the firm’s Technology Practice Group, to discuss the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) General Counsel (GC) Memorandum 23-02 on technology in the workplace. While technology can increase efficiencies, ensure security, increase productivity, and promote decision-making fairness, our speakers consider the concerns articulated by the General Counsel about how these tools can impact Section 7 activity. Jenn and Tom do a deep dive into the implications of memo 23-02 and how employers may need to adjust their use of technology if the GC’s perspectives are adopted by the NLRB.
Criminal Referrals and OSHA Violations, Part II: From Movie Sets to Fatalities in Other Industries
Part two of Frank Davis and John Surma’s three-part podcast series continues the discussion on the workplace safety issues related to the criminal proceedings emerging from the tragic incident on the set of the movie “Rust.” Frank and John, both of whom are members of Ogletree Deakins’ Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, consider criminal charges that may be brought in other industries, such as construction, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigations when workplace injuries are related to an emphasis program subject. Our speakers also consider how federal OSHA states and state-plan states differ on criminal prosecutions—whether it be a state attorney general or the federal department of justice.
Immigration Insights: Need-To-Know Updates for Employers
In this episode, Jamie Dietz and Tina Ho discuss the current business immigration landscape, from recent guidance and policy memos to practical insights for employers on understanding and preparing for this constantly evolving area.
Diversity & Inclusion at Work: Employee Engagement & Connection Beyond COVID-19
With the increased importance of ensuring that employees remain engaged, Lauren Oldham and Michael Thomas discuss job satisfaction, employee loneliness, and the distinctions between employee engagement, disengagement, and non-engagement. Highlighting issues they covered in the D&I Legal Surveys, Model Policy & Compliance Tools kit, they also offer guidance and best practices for employers seeking to drive employee engagement.