Supply-Chain Problems: California Employment Risks and Challenges in the Face of Global Disruption

The supply-chain crunch isn’t simply delaying the shipment and delivery of holiday purchases. California employers are encountering recruiting, hiring, and safety challenges, and other issues associated with a tight labor market, as the need for logistics employees, drivers, skilled tradespeople, and other workers increases across a myriad of industries. In this informative webinar, the speakers will take a deep dive into problem-solving and offer practical tips for managing a California workforce in the midst of supply-chain troubles. The speakers will also discuss benchmarking, hiring mistakes, onboarding, and discipline, as well as best practices across various industries including transportation, retail, and manufacturing.

Changes to Illinois Restrictive Covenant Law Are Coming: Is Your Company Prepared?

On August 13, 2021, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 672, which amended the Illinois Freedom to Work Act. While the law codifies substantive Illinois common law on restrictive covenants, it also sets forth new and important limitations and requirements regarding the use of noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2022. In this webinar, Tobias Schlueter, chair of Ogletree Deakins’ Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets Practice Group, and Christine Bestor Townsend, a steering committee member of the Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets Practice Group, will discuss the amendment and provide tips to help employers prepare for the changes.

At Last: OFCCP’s Contractor Portal Is Here

On December 2, 2021, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced the upcoming launch of an online portal that covered federal contractors and subcontractors must use to certify, on an annual basis, that they have developed and maintained an affirmative action program for each establishment and/or functional unit, as applicable. Join this webinar to hear from members of Ogletree Deakins’ Affirmative Action and OFCCP Compliance Practice Group as they discuss this requirement, how it impacts covered contractors, and best practices to prepare for the June 30, 2022, certification deadline.

Are You Prepared for an OSHA Inspection? What to Do When OSHA Comes Knocking

Because the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can conduct inspections without advance notice, it is important to understand what to expect if OSHA comes knocking at your door. During this webinar, learn how OSHA selects workplaces to inspect, what OSHA looks for during the inspection, and what you should do to make the inspection run smoothly. Since OSHA has increased its penalties in recent years, being prepared for an OSHA inspection and knowing how to contest a violation is more important than ever.