This episode of Workplace Strategies Watercooler, which was recorded at Ogletree Deakins’ national Workplace Strategies seminar, features a discussion of reasonable accommodation issues emerging from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), state paid leave laws, and mini-FMLA laws. Our speakers included Shareholder Charles L. Thompson, IV (co-chair of the firm’s Leaves of Absence/Reasonable Accommodation Practice Group, Shareholder Stacy Bunck (Kansas City), and Shareholder John Stretton (Stamford). The podcast addresses the many facets of employers’ accommodations obligations, including timeframes for action, the interactive process, documentation requirements, intermittent claims, and return-to-work issues.
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.
In this podcast, John Surma and Frank Davis, members of Ogletree’s Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, discuss hazard alert letters (HAL) issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). John and Frank review circumstances under which a HAL might be issued, including deviation from industry standards, and what employers may want to consider when responding to a HAL. The podcast concludes with a review of abatement verification inspections and interim abatements.
In this episode of our Workplace Safety in California series, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss the process of Cal/OSHA workplace inspections in response to COVID-19 complaints, including on-site inspections, employee interviews, and providing documentation to inspectors.