In this podcast, Frank Davis, John Surma, and David Walston, members of Ogletree’s Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, discuss the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Site-Specific Targeting (SST) program whereby the agency randomly selects employers for “wall-to-wall, floor to ceiling” inspections without identifying an accident or hazard. The speakers review data indicating that OSHA inspections, citations, and penalties are on the rise, and offer insights into the reasons for the increase, particularly in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Alabama.
An H-1B Primer for the Cap Season and Beyond
H-1B visas have long been a popular choice for employers, but this mainstay of the non-immigrant visa class presents employers with a number of challenges, including competition for limited numbers of visas, increased scrutiny, and some new procedural twists that are being developed. Miguel Manna will explain the current state-of-play for the H-1B visa and share his insights to help employers plan appropriately.
Workplace Safety in California: PPE During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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.
Tech-Tuned Workplace, Episode 1: Advanced Technologies
In the first episode of our “Tech-Tuned Workplace” series, Jennifer Betts and Ruthie Goodboe provide a high-level overview of advanced technologies that already exist or are coming soon to the workplace—from artificial intelligence to biometric devices to blockchain. They also discuss the benefits and potential risks of these technologies and provide some practical insights on