2022 is an important year for businesses that already have, or that now must consider, an arbitration program for California employees. The Supreme Court of the United States will review whether representative claims brought under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) are exempt from arbitration and the high court’s ruling could fundamentally alter the legal landscape. At the same time, California has stepped up its attack on mandatory arbitration in employment. In this webinar, the speakers will discuss these and other developments, as well as provide practical considerations for employers that are looking to manage their litigation risk with arbitration agreements.
Webinars & Seminars
With the recent whirlwind of court rulings, stays, and challenges to the various vaccination mandates, there has been little time to get fully up to speed on other legal developments impacting employers in 2022. This fast-paced webinar will focus on hot-button issues for Arizona employers from the evolving COVID-19 requirements for the workplace to new employment-related legislation. Specific topics to be covered include the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) potential move to revoke Arizona’s state plan, Arizona’s new and unique religious accommodation standard for COVID-19 vaccines, the new Tucson Minimum Wage Act, security screening and COVID-19 testing compensability in Arizona, state and city minimum wage increases, pregnancy discrimination additions to the Arizona Civil Rights Act, and Arizona’s certificate of second chance law.
Whether it is an accident, a complaint, or a programmed or focused inspection, it is important for employers to have a plan in place for when an inspector from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) arrives at the worksite, and this includes reviewing in advance documents that OSHA may request. But what about preparing management and nonmanagement witnesses? What happens when the OSHA inspector wants to explore beyond the scope of the investigation explained during the opening conference? What rights do employers have during inspections? What rights does OSHA have? This webinar will address the measures employers can take ahead of time, from conducting workplace hazard assessments, training teams, and preparing witnesses, to collecting documents and interacting with OSHA inspectors.
Don’t miss Ogletree Deakins’ 2022 National Workplace Strategies seminar on May 4-7, 2022 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. Ogletree Deakins’ annual Workplace Strategies seminar is the premier event of its kind for sophisticated human resources professionals, in-house counsel, and other business professionals.