In this podcast, Frank Davis and John Surma discuss the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recently issued “Hurricane eMatrix,” a hazard and risk assessment tool that contains guidance for preparing and engaging in response efforts associated with hurricanes that make landfall. Frank and John review the eMatrix’s hazard-specific recommendations, heat illness guidance, and training expectations for employees working in hurricane recovery. They also discuss how the guidance found in the eMatrix may indicate that OSHA is shifting from a compliance-focused approach to an enforcement-focused approach.
In this first edition of our workplace accident case study podcast series, Karen Tynan and Kevin Bland provide lessons from actual incidents and resulting enforcement actions and lawsuits. Kevin and Karen, both of whom are California shareholders and members of Ogletree’s Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, discuss a case in which the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) investigated a construction employer after a worker was injured in a nail gun accident.
In this podcast, Tiffany Coburn and Natalie McEwan discuss Senate Bill (SB) 1718, Florida’s new immigration law, which took effect on July 1, 2023, and its mandate on Florida employers with more than 25 employees to use E-Verify for employees hired after the law’s effective date. Our speakers discuss employers’ obligations with regard to the knowing employment of unauthorized individuals and the employer defenses for hiring unauthorized individuals. The law also adds state civil and criminal penalties for violations of its provisions and is expected to increase state law enforcement’s capabilities in administering immigration rules and requirements.
In this podcast, Dan Maranci and Christina Kelley discuss the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) and how its provisions may benefit dependents who turn 21 before their green card applications have been approved. The speakers review guidance on determining an applicant’s age at the time of visa availability and present several hypotheticals to demonstrate how to calculate adjusted CSPA ages. Join this podcast for important insights into this key piece of legislation and for step-by-step examples of how it applies in real-world scenarios.