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In this episode Penny Chen Fox, Jin To, and Jessica Kang discuss California, Illinois, and Washington states' various "silence no more" type acts which prohibit employers from entering into agreements with employees that would prevent them from discussing or disclosing certain workplace conduct, such as sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and more.
In this episode Lou Patalano, Jacqueline Hoffman and Spencer Hamer highlight the 2021 year in review as well as developments that will impact employment law and the health care sector in 2022.
With Halloween creeping up, Rio Gonzalez and Claire Flowers offer various considerations employers should keep in mind as they plan any in-person or virtual holiday-related festivities for their workforce.
Bryan Cantrell summarizes the White House’s recent announcements directing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate coronavirus vaccination or weekly negative testing for in-person workforce, as well as President new Biden’s Executive Order.
Sarah Carlins and Jackie Hoffman interview Craig Leen, former director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) at the U.S. Department of Labor, about OFCCP enforcement in the health care industry.
A number of businesses that historically operated in a traditional office environment have been forced into temporary work-from-home arrangements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this podcast, Nicole Stockey, Megan Moore, and Melanie Stratton Lopez discuss potential government enforcement actions employers need to consider when returning to work, with a focus on OSHA’s enforcement guidance.
David Lindsay and Erinn Rigney explore the risks to employers of businesses operating during the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss workers’ compensation and civil liability theories of recovery for employee exposure in the workplace.
With the spread of COVID-19, certain employers are seeing an increased need to keep employees at work for longer hours.
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the economic and social fabric of the United States.
The World Health Organization has declared the 2019 novel coronavirus a global health emergency.
The U.S. Department of Labor released three opinion letters in 2019 regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).
The Oregon legislature was active in 2019.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently held that the fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime, which is permitted under the federal FLSA, is not permitted under Pennsylvania law.
In this episode, Meghan Meade discusses employer obligations towards disabled employees in light of New Jersey's recent amendments to the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, finishing off with a brief update on what's new in New York City for marijuana-using employees.
In this episode, Laura Scully discusses key legislation that the New York State Governor signed on August 12, 2019, as part of his 2019 Women's Justice Agenda. About Working Wise Working Wise has been created by the K&L Gates Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety practice to provide updates and compliance tips to lawyers and HR professionals.
In this episode, Scott Kobil discusses recent cases and EEOC action (and inaction) regarding employer wellness programs’ compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
In this episode of the Working Wise Podcast Series, K&L Gates Los Angeles Associate Jimmy Ma discusses recent developments in the EEOC’s reporting requirements for employee pay data.
In this episode of the Working Wise Podcast Series, K&L Gates Los Angeles Associate Saman Rejali provides an overview of tips and common mistakes to avoid for employers doing business in California.
In this episode of the Working Wise Podcast Series, K&L Gates Orange County Partner Spencer Hamer discusses recent trends in pay equity law, as well as proactive strategies employers can implement to promote pay equity in the workplace.
In this episode, K&L Gates Seattle Of Counsel Catherine Smith discusses five key tips to help employers prepare for a union organizing drive and union representation election.
In this episode, Suzanne Thomas discusses federal and state regulations regarding employers' use of credit checks, and offers some helpful practices for employers.
In this episode, Hayes Stover discusses the obligations of employers to complete and retain United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-9 for each of their new employee hires.
In this episode of the Working Wise Podcast Series, Sam Hernandez discusses trade secrets, key regulations governing them, and considerations for employers before, during, and after employment.
In this episode, Joshua Rinschler discusses misclassification of employees as independent contractors and provides tips to employers for avoiding misclassification.
In this episode of the Working Wise Podcast Series, Laura Scully addresses some recent, key anti-harassment measures legislated in New York State and New York City.
In this episode, Nickolas Spiliotis discusses employer responsibilities when a natural disaster hits.
In this episode, Ryan Redekopp discusses some of the major workplace considerations related to the opioid epidemic, including potential signs that an employee might be suffering from addiction; considerations related to drug testing and drug-free workplace policies and practices; and issues related to disability accommodation and job-protected leave laws.
In this episode, Erinn Rigney discusses a recent Seventh Circuit court decision that opens the door for job applicants to assert claims of disparate impact under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
In this episode, Leann Walsh provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) new Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program (PAID).
In this podcast, David Lindsay discusses the Supreme Court's recent decision in Encino Motor Cars v. Navarro et al., finding that auto service advisers are exempt employees and not covered by the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
In this episode, we discuss issues employers should be aware of regarding the ever-increasing number of state and local laws that require employers to provide paid sick leave.
In this episode, we review recent transitions at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under President Trump, discuss four significant Board decisions issued in late 2017, and highlight what we should expect from the NLRB in 2018.
In this episode, we highlight the challenges of accommodating an employee's disability through leaves of absence.
In this episode, we highlight white collar exemptions to the overtime requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) -- an overview of FLSA overtime requirements and the white collar exemptions to those overtime requirements; a summary of the Department of Labor's efforts to revise the overtime exemptions since 2016, including the current state of changes to the exemption; and tips for ensuring compliance with current regulations and preparing for the anticipated upcoming changes.
In this episode, we highlight considerations for employers as marijuana laws continue to evolve around the country -- testing challenges; state protections from employer discrimination for off-duty use; on-duty versus off-duty use of marijuana; federal versus state enforcement; and inclusion of marijuana in company policies on drug use.
In this episode, we discuss best practices in connection with conducting internal investigations -- what kinds of events trigger the need for an internal investigation; elements of an appropriate investigation; who should handle the investigation; conducting interviews of witnesses, the complaining witness, and the accused; the investigative report; and corrective actions.
In this episode, we discuss best practices and risks relating to issues such as forced labor, child labor and human trafficking in global supply chains.