Just in time for April Fools’ Day, we are pleased to announce the inaugural episode of our newest podcast series, Multistate Monday. In this episode, Dee Anna Hays, who is chair of Ogletree Deakins’ Multistate Advice and Counseling Practice Group, is joined by Susan Gorey to discuss the responses to the firm’s recent benchmarking survey. Susan and Dee Anna discuss the most challenging multijurisdictional issues that employers are facing, including leaves of absence, wage and hour laws, handbooks and policies, background checks, and marijuana laws. They discuss how employers can keep up-to-date and in compliance with the patchwork of state laws in these areas—especially given the growing trend of remote workforces that started during the pandemic.
Eye on Investigations: Strategies for Investigating Employee Complaints
In this podcast, Kelly Cardin provides listeners with an overview of workplace investigations from beginning to end, including the types of complaints that can trigger an investigation, best practices for conducting interviews, and how to report your findings to management. She also discusses the potential for retaliation claims and how to minimize this risk.
Breaking Down Benefits: ERISA Plan Documents and Summary Plan Descriptions
In this podcast, Jason Rothman discusses the plan documents and summary plan descriptions of retirement and health plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
Nontraditional Workers and the ADA, Part I: Temporary Staffing of Nurses
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented increase in the use of alternative staffing for employees in healthcare settings. In this podcast, Jana Baker and Jim Paul address accommodation issues raised by the temporary staffing of nurses in healthcare settings. The speakers also explain the duties imposed by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on staffing agencies and healthcare facilities. In addition, the speakers cover best practices for engaging in the interactive process.