Category Archives: Business

COVID-19 Litigation and Labor Relations: Recent Union Trends During the Pandemic



In this podcast, Ashley Cuttino and Bindu Gross discuss the wide scope of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) on both unionized and nonunionized workforces. The speakers also explain recent tactics unions have used to promote organizing during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Global Solutions, Episode 17: Global Mask Requirements



In this episode of the Global Solutions podcast series, Rebecca Marks and Andre Appel provide a high-level roundup of mask mandates in various countries around the world. The speakers explain how these mandates impact employers and the new enforcement requirements for their workplaces.


The Top Five Remote Workplace Investigation Mistakes



In this podcast, Andre’ Caldwell and Diana Nehro discuss lessons learned about conducting remote workplace investigations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers explain the benefits of flexibility, how company culture matters to investigation results, the advantages of planning ahead, and mastering technological devices that facilitate remote investigations.


Third Thursdays with Ruthie: Supervisory Status Under the NLRA



In the October edition of our Third Thursdays series, Ruthie Goodboe discusses whether a particular employee is a statutory supervisor, which is important for union voting and unfair labor practice charges. The speaker explains how a recent case regarding a union election and a challenged ballot brings this issue to light.


Global Solutions, Episode 16: An Overview of COVID-19 Litigation



In this episode of the Global Solutions podcast series, Bonnie Puckett and Dan Dauplaise discuss variations in international laws on at-will employment, severance, terminations for cause, and terminations of employment agreements. The speakers explain COVID-19-related dismissals and the various ways they can be challenged through litigation across the globe.


Global Solutions, Episode 15: Policy Updates During a Global Pandemic



In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Alexis Borestel and Mami Kato discuss internal work rules, and how employers may wish to modify them in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers explain internal regulations and work rules in effect in a number of European countries, as well as in Japan, South Korea, Peru, China, and other nations.


This Is Labor in California, Episode 1: Union-Sponsored AB 685’s New COVID-19 Requirements



In this episode of our new series on labor issues in California, Maria Anastas, Daniel Adlong, and Sean Kramer discuss what organized labor in California is doing about COVID-19, in terms of legislation and union information requests during the pandemic. The speakers specifically discuss Assembly Bill (AB) 685, which  now requires employers to take action when they receive notice of potential COVID-19 exposure and ensure that contact tracing protocols are in place.


Recruiting and Retention During the COVID-19 Pandemic: the Top Issues Facing California Staffing Agencies



In this podcast, Charles Thompson, Christian Keeney, and Patty Matias discuss the unique challenges that staffing agencies are dealing with during the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers specifically address issues related to screening applicants for symptoms and exposure, the compensability of screening time, managing applications and onboarding remotely, and layoffs and notices required under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.


Global Solutions, Episode 14: Stealth Expatriates and Related Tax Implications



In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Jean Kim and Mike Mahoney discuss the tax implications that emerge when expatriates work remotely outside of the United States both during and before the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers discuss income tax, social tax, and administrative issues employers may face when their employees travel and work internationally.


Global Solutions, Episode 13: New Support Initiatives to Maintain Workforces During the COVID-19 Pandemic



In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Justin Tarka and Ryan Martin discuss a variety of government programs and subsidies in Singapore, Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and across Europe to maintain workforces during the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers also discuss new legislation regarding reductions in force and redundancies, wage support initiatives, and increased unemployment benefits.