In this podcast, John Surma and Frank Davis are joined by Ryan Swink to discuss Texas’s Senate Bill (SB) 240—which imposes workplace violence requirements on covered healthcare facilities. Specifically, SB 240, which is also known as the Workplace Violence Prevention Act, requires health care facilities to adopt, implement, and enforce written workplace violence prevention programs and written prevention plans. The law also requires covered health care facilities to create workplace violence prevention committees and authorizes existing facility committees to develop a workplace violence prevention plan. The speakers also discuss how the new law interplays with Texas’s law on the open carry of firearms.
What’s the Deal with Employee Handbook Rules?
Recent cases and guidance from the National Labor Relations Board signal a shift in the standards for determining the legality of employer work rules. In this episode, Ruthie Goodboe from our Pittsburgh and Detroit (Metro) offices discusses the current state of the law and what all employers—unionized and non-unionized—need to know about employee handbook policies and practices.
Global Solutions, Episode 23: Data Privacy Concerns Associated With Vaccination Policies
In this episode of our Global Solutions podcast series, Justin Tarka and Stephen Riga discuss the data privacy concerns related to vaccination policies. The speakers address wellness programs and other employer involvement in employee healthcare, including key considerations for collecting employee health information and implementing vaccination programs.
Workplace Safety in California, Episode 2: All About Cal/OSHA Citations
In this episode of the Workplace Safety in California series, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss the critical steps for employers to consider after Cal/OSHA issues a citation. Topics include strategies for responding to and defending against citations, key procedural and timing requirements, and how to appeal citations.