In this podcast, shareholders Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss the California legislature’s and Cal/OSHA’s proposed regulations and laws regarding workplace violence. Our speakers discuss Cal-OSHA’s Title 8 Section 3343 draft regulations and Senate Bill (SB) 553, which would establish new workplace violence prevention standards in California. Karen and Kevin discuss the details of the robust requirement to implement workplace violence plans (including communication, reporting, training, recordkeeping, and response procedures) that employers may have to adopt if the regulations take effect.
This podcast takes a deep dive into the California outdoor heat illness standard with a focus on implementation and Cal/OSHA enforcement. Shareholders Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss effective outdoor heat illness training practices for supervisors and employees, the benefits of onboarding training, and water and shade access requirements. Our speakers also offer best practices for employers implementing high heat procedures.
In this episode of our TECHPLACETM Talk series, Danielle Ochs, Jenn Betts, Stephen Riga, and Justin Tarka discuss artificial intelligence (AI), biometrics, robotics, and other emerging technologies, and the compliance issues that arise from their use, including privacy concerns.
In the third episode of our four-part series on unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashley Cuttino discusses potential issues that employers may want to consider as they continue to return furloughed and laid off employees to the workplace, including health insurance benefits, employee refusals to return to work, obligations under federal and state sick leave laws, and partial offset rules.