In this podcast, John Surma and Frank Davis (both of whom are members of Ogletree Deakins’ Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group) discuss the keys to being successful in terms of managing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection. Frank and John discuss the importance of having a workplace safety plan, training employees on details of the plan, being prepared, and maintaining relationships with safety professionals.They also discuss whistleblower complaints, rapid response investigations (RRI), and considerations for employers submitting RRI responses.
In The Breakroom With Bill, Episode 5: Breaking Down Florida’s Employer Vaccine Mandate Restriction
In this episode of In the Breakroom, Bill Grob is joined by Phillip Russell and Dee Anna Hays to discuss Florida’s new law prohibiting employers from mandating employee vaccinations. The new measure, which went into effect immediately after Governor Ron DeSantis signed the law on November 18, 2021, prohibits employers from implementing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for employees without providing at least five individual exemptions. Our speakers discuss the details of the new law and the five exemptions and address compliance questions and challenges on the horizon for Florida employers.
In The Breakroom With Bill, Episode 6: Florida’s Stop WOKE Bill on Race and Identity and What It Means for Corporate Training Programs
In this episode of In The Breakroom With Bill, host Bill Grob is joined by Dee Anna Hays to discuss Florida’s House Bill 7, which, among other things, would prohibit employers from requiring that employees complete training or instruction “that espouses, promotes, advances, inculcates, or compels such individual to believe” specific claims constitute discrimination. Our speakers explain the details of the bill, in addition to the open questions presented by the statute, and how Florida employers might need to alter their training programs to bring them into compliance with the proposed law.
Global Solutions, Episode 15: Policy Updates During a Global Pandemic
In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Alexis Borestel and Mami Kato discuss internal work rules, and how employers may wish to modify them in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers explain internal regulations and work rules in effect in a number of European countries, as well as in Japan, South Korea, Peru, China, and other nations.