In this podcast, John Surma and Frank Davis, members of Ogletree Deakins’ Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, discuss the various types of citations that are issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In particular, Frank and John discuss what employers are required to do once they receive a citation, possible options on responding to citations, and employers’ response and abatement deadlines. John and Frank also discuss how employers can challenge a citation, how and when employers may decide to file a notice of contest, and whether to schedule an informal conference with OSHA.
California Meal Break Requirements: Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC
On February 25, 2021, the Supreme Court of California addressed meal break periods in its opinion in Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC. In this podcast, Charles Thompson and Doug Farmer discuss the three holdings of the opinion and address the ruling’s practical implications for employers.
Diversity & Inclusion at Work: Employee Engagement & Connection Beyond COVID-19
With the increased importance of ensuring that employees remain engaged, Lauren Oldham and Michael Thomas discuss job satisfaction, employee loneliness, and the distinctions between employee engagement, disengagement, and non-engagement. Highlighting issues they covered in the D&I Legal Surveys, Model Policy & Compliance Tools kit, they also offer guidance and best practices for employers seeking to drive employee engagement.
Contractors’ Duties to Investigate Before Construction Begins
This podcast addresses contractors’ duties to investigate a worksite before construction begins. Randy Ruff and Jonathan Mraunac discuss the importance of reviewing design documents and studying field conditions prior to bidding on a job, what can happen when contractors fail to conduct adequate walk-throughs, the type of information owners must disclose to bidding contractors, and who bears the risk if an issue is discovered later in the process.