In this podcast, John Surma and Frank Davis, members of Ogletree Deakins’ Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, review the basis for and scope of inspections by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). John and Frank discuss circumstances that may trigger an inspection, what to expect at an opening conference, and an employer’s right to limit the inspection.
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.
TECHPLACE™ Talk: Digital Contact Tracing Solutions to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
In this episode of our TECHPLACE™ Talk series, Danielle Ochs and Jenn Betts discuss employers’ use of digital contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the applicability of state and federal equal employment opportunity, wage and hour, and privacy laws to the use of digital tools.
Post-Pandemic Religious Accommodation Requests and Objections: The New Workplace Swords and Shields
In this podcast, James Paul and Michael Eckard discuss recent developments with regard to religious accommodations in the workplace, and how employees use these accommodations as both swords and shields in the workplace. Our speakers discuss recent litigation regarding religious accommodation requests—both those related to COVID-19 and those that are unrelated to the pandemic. James and Michael also delve deep into the recent disparate treatment Third Circuit Court of Appeals case (brought by an employee who asked to not be scheduled on Sundays), which provided insights on what constitutes an undue hardship.