In this episode of Multistate Monday, Dee Anna Hays, chair of Ogletree Deakins’ Multistate Advice and Counseling Practice Group, and Susan Gorey are joined by Trina Ricketts, who is co-chair of the firm’s RIF/WARN Practice Group. Our speakers discuss the best practices for parting ways with employees, and all of the multistate issues that can come into play, such as notices, release agreement requirements, and the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act and mini-WARN Acts. Trina discusses best practices when implementing a reduction in force, including analyzing the multitude of state specific issues and requirements.
In this podcast, Tevis Marshall discusses recent guidance for employers provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on balancing concerns under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the midst of a pandemic. Topics include temperature checks and other health screenings, confidentiality of medical information, issues related to high-risk employees, and other frequently asked questions.
In this episode of our California labor law podcast series, Maria Anastas, Daniel Adlong, and Sean Kramer review the rights of labor unions in California to access private property during labor disputes. The speakers discuss the burdens associated with obtaining an injunction during a labor dispute, in addition to California’s Moscone Act and relevant case law.
In this episode of Dirty Steel-Toe Boots, host Phillip Russell has an enlightening conversation with Lori Baggett an in-house corporate counsel with responsibility for legal issues related to workplace safety and health and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Lori discusses how her experience as a former outside counsel helps her add value to her role as vice president and assistant general counsel. She offers practical tips for in-house counsel who are responsible for OSHA matters, including for those who have limited experience in this area. Lori also shares some tips for in-house safety professionals on how to best work with their legal departments to improve safety and manage liability. Phillip and Lori have a candid and insightful discussion about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession.