In this episode of the Safety Perspectives From Region 6 podcast, Frank Davis and John Surma review the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) national emphasis programs (NEPs), as well as regional and local emphasis programs, which focus OSHA and state-plan resources on particular hazards and high-hazard industries. Frank and John discuss an array of emphasis programs—including a new national emphasis program that relates to warehousing and distribution center businesses—inspection protocols, and the importance of training. They also cover several emphasis programs specific to Region 6.
In this podcast, Tom Davis, co-chair of Ogletree Deakins’ Traditional Labor Relations Practice Group, provides an update on the current National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) representation-case (R-case) procedures, which have gone through substantial changes involving NLRB rulemaking in 2014 and 2019. Tom reviews the recent court of appeals decision resolving challenges to the 2019 modifications and how the NLRB intends to respond to that decision. He then reviews which proposed changes are and which ones are not in effect today: for example, when the list of eligible voters is due, when the certification of election results may occur, who can be an election observer certified by a union, the number of days permitted for various steps in the process, and whether ballots are impounded or counted when an election is appealed.
In this recap edition of our Global Solutions series, Ethan Isaac and Bonnie Puckett look back on our first six episodes and reflect on what global workplaces may expect from a second wave of COVID-19 response measures.
As any employer with employees in California knows, there are some major differences between leaves of absence under federal law and under California law. In this podcast, Karen Tynan and Jill Schubert discuss the types of leaves afforded under California law and the similarities and differences with federal law, as well as best practices for recordkeeping and documentation.