In this podcast, Dee Anna Hays and Susan Gorey are joined by John Merrell, who is a member of our Traditional Labor Relations Practice Group, to discuss the pros and cons of having a social media policy. Our speakers specifically focus on the considerations employers should keep in mind when updating and drafting their social media policies, such as protected concerted activity (PCA) under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). They also cover the importance of having and implementing policies that consider their company’s best interest, while being careful to avoid those that may have a “chilling effect” on employees’ right to engage in PCA on social media
Recruiting and Retention During the COVID-19 Pandemic: the Top Issues Facing California Staffing Agencies
In this podcast, Charles Thompson, Christian Keeney, and Patty Matias discuss the unique challenges that staffing agencies are dealing with during the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers specifically address issues related to screening applicants for symptoms and exposure, the compensability of screening time, managing applications and onboarding remotely, and layoffs and notices required under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.
In this episode of our Global Solutions podcast series, Jaslyn Johnson and Rebecca Emery discuss what constitutes a COVID-19 workplace outbreak or cluster in various jurisdictions. The speakers also cover the different requirements placed on employers that are faced with an outbreak, including mandatory disinfection procedures, the use of contact tracing apps, business closures, protocols for sending employees home and returning them to work after a quarantine, and seeking health information from employees.
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.