In this podcast, members of Ogletree Deakins’ Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group discuss workplace violence, with a focus on healthcare settings. John Surma, Wayne Pinkstone, and Phillip Jones review the duty to provide a hazard-free workplace and guidance provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). They also address how workplace violence incidents may lead to a violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s General Duty Clause. Karen Tynan, chair of Ogletree’s West Coast OSHA practice, joins the conversation to discuss Cal/OSHA’s approach to the threat of workplace violence, the need to address environmental risk factors, and abatement of a hazardous condition after an incident.
TECHPLACE™ Tickler: The Challenges of Taking Remote Depositions
In the fourth episode of our TECHPLACE™ Tickler series, Danielle Ochs and Spencer Skeen discuss the new world of regular remote depositions. They cover best practices for taking and defending depositions remotely, including videoconference admonitions, handling exhibits, making objections, and preparing witnesses.
Global Solutions, Episode 25: Diversity Data Beyond Borders
In this crossover episode of our Global Solutions podcast series and our newly-launched DE&I@Work series, Bonnie Puckett and Justin Tarka provide an overview of the use of diversity surveys as part of an employer’s diversity and inclusion program. The speakers address data privacy implications and discuss best practices for data collection. Ogletree Deakins’ Global Solutions podcast series includes country-specific flash briefings, full episodes on relevant topics for multinational employers, recap episodes, and companion materials. Ogletree Deakins’ DE&I@Work series focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, including roundtables with diversity and inclusion stakeholders. A companion article and other relevant content are forthcoming.
Pay Disclosure Laws on the Rise
In this podcast, Sarah Platt and Kelly Cardin discuss the latest legal trend in pay equity and pay transparency initiatives in the United States: city and state laws requiring employers to proactively disclose pay scale information. The speakers cover the rapid evolution of pay disclosure legislation and address key obligations for employers, with added focus on the pay disclosure requirements of laws in Colorado, Connecticut, and New York City. The speakers highlight the challenges employers face when complying with these laws and offer considerations for employers navigating the laws’ impacts on recruiting, hiring practices, and internal employee relations.