In the final installment of this three-part podcast series, Frank Davis and John Surma wrap up their discussion of the criminal implications associated with some violations of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act, with a focus on the fatal shooting on the set of the movie “Rust.” Frank and John, members of Ogletree’s Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, review how deviation from industry standards and from the “reasonable person” standard may result in an OSH Act violation and, possibly, criminal charges. They also highlight best practices for employers that become aware of workplace hazards and outline when and how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Multiemployer Citation Policy may apply.
Workplace Violence: Key Updates and Steps for Prevention
Workplace violence continues to be a critical issue for employers, and taking steps to prevent workplace violence is key. Recent legislation, if passed, would force the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a rule requiring certain employers to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan. In this podcast, Dee Anna Hays and Shontell Powell discuss the significance of the pending bill and steps that all employers can take to minimize the threat of workplace violence.
Foreign National Workers and RIFs: Do Layoffs Affect the Status of Foreign Talent?
In this podcast, Katie Desmond and Katherine MacIlwaine, members of Ogletree Deakins’ Immigration Practice Group, review the challenges that employers and employees face when a reduction in force (RIF) or layoff affects the employment of foreign nationals. The speakers review the varying considerations to keep in mind for workers with non-immigrant work visas, those who are in the green card process, and students with F-1 status. Katherine and Katie also provide information regarding grace periods, review the options that may be available for those in the green card process, and discuss other key topics regarding workforce reductions.
Top Tips for Starting Workplace Investigatory Interviews
Workplace investigations can either stall out without any clear answer, or instead succeed and lead to a conclusion, depending on the effectiveness of the interviews. However, many people conducting interviews skip simple steps at the very outset that maximize their effectiveness. Join Milwaukee shareholders Bud Bobber and Tim Kamin as they discuss practical strategies, tips, and considerations when beginning an interview as part of a workplace investigation.