In this podcast, Frank Davis (Shareholder, Dallas) and John Surma (Shareholder, Houston) discuss job hazard analysis and pre-test planning. Frank and John—both members of Ogletree’s Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group—address how and when to conduct an analysis, who to involve in the process, the importance of communication, and methods of documentation. They offer insights and best practices for identifying hazards so that they can be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable risk level.
Guns in the Workplace: The ‘Parking Lot Exception’ and More
State laws addressing the right to carry firearms have been evolving and some states, including Texas, have expanded the rights of individuals to carry guns in public places. In this podcast, Frank Davis, John Surma, and Andy Turner discuss the interplay between such laws and the rights of employers to limit employees’ possession of guns on work premises. This podcast includes an in-depth review of the “parking lot exception” and an update on recent changes to Texas state law.
California COVID-19 Series: Considerations for Businesses Requiring Customer Face Coverings
In this episode of our California COVID-19 series, Joe Beachboard and David Raizman discuss how Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act can impact businesses’ decisions surrounding requiring customers to wear face coverings. They address the myriad of local, state, and federal orders and guidances, the competing interests of employees, customers, and vendors, and provide tips on how to best strike a balance.
Mastering Work from Home during COVID-19: Avoiding the Pajama Predicament and Other Pitfalls
In this podcast, Kelly Cardin discusses tips and strategies for employees working from home. She discusses several approaches to increase productivity, work with children in the home, and maintain connections with teammates.