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Global Solutions, Episode 19: To Party or Not to Party? That is the Question



In this episode of our Global Solutions podcast series, Rebecca Marks and Jean Kim discuss whether employers can host workplace holiday parties during the COVID-19 pandemic and the gathering restrictions in a number of jurisdictions. The speakers also provide alternatives to in-person gatherings to aid employers in maintaining employee morale.


Third Thursdays With Ruthie: NLRB Election Procedures During COVID-19



In the November edition of our Third Thursdays series, special guest Tom Davis discusses about the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) election procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Davis reviews the new guidelines from the November 9, 2020, NLRB’s decision regarding the use of manual- and mail-ballot elections.


TECHPLACE™ Talk: The Future of Work—A Global Perspective on the Impact of the Pandemic



In this podcast, Danielle Ochs, Jenn Betts, Bud Bobber, and Simon McMenemy discuss the global shift to remote work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers explain recent strategies regarding telework, including digital collaboration tools, robotics and automation, cybersecurity advances, data collection and privacy, and technological solutions that facilitate remote productivity, among other recent trends.


Global Solutions, Episode 18: Workplace Transmission During the COVID-19 Pandemic



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.


This Is Labor in California, Episode 2: Concerted Refusals to Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic



In this episode of our California labor law podcast series, Maria Anastas and Sean Kramer discuss the rights of employees to refuse to work and how those rights have been exercised during the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers also address how the National Labor Relations Board evaluates what constitutes protected activity.


A Deeper Dive Into Cal/OSHA Litigation, Part Three: Due Process, Vagueness, and Independent Contractors



In the third episode of our three-part podcast series on Cal/OSHA litigation, Karen Tynan and Kevin Bland discuss violations of due process such as whether Cal/OSHA workplace safety citations and notices of penalty give clear notice and provide employers with the ability to prepare a defense. In addition, the speakers discuss whether workers may be independent contractors and the ins and outs of employee misclassifications under California’s new ABC test.


California’s Fair Chance Act: New Criminal History Use Regulations on the Ban-the-Box Law



In this podcast, Charles Thompson and Betsy Johnson discuss the California Fair Chance Act and the new regulations and guidance that the California Fair Employment and Housing Council and Department of Fair Employment and Housing have issued about the law. The speakers explain the state law’s prohibitions on what employers can ask applicants regarding their criminal histories in addition to covering local ban-the-box ordinances.


A Deeper Dive Into Cal/OSHA Litigation, Part Two: Jurisdiction and Citation Classifications



In the second episode of our three-part podcast series on Cal/OSHA litigation, Karen Tynan and Kevin Bland discuss Cal/OSHA’s jurisdiction versus the jurisdiction of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In addition, the speakers discuss the various classifications of workplace safety citations, including classification and characterization appeals.


Global Solutions, Flash Briefing: Mexico’s Outsourcing Laws and Internal Work Regulations



In this episode of the Global Solutions podcast series, Mauricio Romero discusses Mexico’s laws regarding outsourcing and subcontracting work. The speaker also explains mandatory internal work regulations in Mexico.


A Deeper Dive Into Cal/OSHA Litigation, Part One: Appeals, Defenses, and Burdens of Proof



In the first episode of our three-part podcast series on Cal/OSHA litigation, Karen Tynan and Kevin Bland discuss the burden of proof in litigation over a Cal/OSHA citation, late-filed appeals, late petitions for reconsideration, and reporting requirements for serious injuries. The speakers also address affirmative defenses regarding the length of time to issue citations.