This two-part webinar series, presented by attorneys from Ogletree Deakins’ Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, is designed for in-house counsel, safety officers, and human resources professionals who are responsible for, or interact with, OSHA logs of workplace injuries and illnesses. In addition to providing updates on and insight into OSHA requirements, our speakers will discuss hypotheticals and present interactive polls in which attendees can test their knowledge. Attendees are encouraged to have copies of their OSHA logs on hand so that they can spot issues that may need to be corrected.
It is critical that all supervisors understand what sexual harassment is and what it is not. Supervisors must also understand what their duties are when they know about harassment. Both Connecticut and California require at least two hours of sexual harassment training for all supervisors. Moreover, California requires supervisors to receive abusive conduct (bullying) and gender identity training within six months of being hired or promoted to a supervisory position and every two years thereafter. Supervisors must also prevent retaliation against employees who complain or witness harassment or discrimination.
This program is appropriate for supervisors in every state.
During our webcast, supervisors will be provided with specific guidance on how to recognize and prevent harassing and abusive behaviors. In addition, we will outline the steps to create and maintain a respectful workplace. During the two-hour webcast, supervisors will actively participate by answering polling questions that reinforce the teaching points. They will also learn about tools they can use to recognize different levels of harassment and how to respond appropriately.
The main objectives of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) are to encourage noncareer uniformed service, to minimize disruption to service members and their employers, and to prohibit discrimination because of service. This session will address employees’ and employers’ rights and obligations under USERRA and will explore scenarios to demonstrate how USERRA applies in a broad variety of situations.
The Mexican Federal Labor Law and other laws affecting employment were recently amended to give workers the right to engage in collective bargaining and form and join unions. Other reforms include the elimination of the current labor authority (labor boards); the creation of labor courts, which will be part of the existing court system, dependent on the judicial branch; the formation of a national registry of unions and collective bargaining agreements; and a conciliation center. In this session, the managing partner of our Mexico City office will address the impact of these sweeping reforms on employers with operations in Mexico and provide tips for what those employers should do now to prepare for when the various provisions take effect.