Category Archives: Business

Global Solutions Series: COVID-19 Testing and Screenings

In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Greg Hawran and Mauricio Romero discuss the legal landscape of COVID-19 testing and screenings for global employers as they continue to return their employees to work during the pandemic.

Back to School: Key Strategies for Employers as Parents Prepare for Virtual Learning

In this podcast, Kelly Cardin and Sarah Platt discuss the various strategies available to employers as their employees deal with return to school issues. The speakers address the applicability of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the state and local laws that may provide paid leaves of absence, and other options that employers may want to consider implementing.

New York Federal Court Rules on U.S. Department of Labor’s FFCRA Regulations

In this podcast, Ashley Cuttino and Burt Garland discuss the August 3, 2020, decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that struck down portions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s regulations on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

TECHPLACE Talk: Digital Contact Tracing Solutions to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

In this episode of our TECHPLACETM Talk series, Danielle Ochs and Jenn Betts discuss employers’ use of digital contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the applicability of state and federal equal employment opportunity, wage and hour, and privacy laws to the use of digital tools.

Global Solutions: Redundancies During the Global COVID-19 Pandemic

In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Andre Appel and Carson Burnham discuss the use of redundancies by employers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including short-time programs and government programs to avoid mass terminations.

COVID-19 Litigation Series: Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Landscape

In this episode of our COVID-19 Litigation series, Ashley Cuttino and Michael Nail address the treatment of COVID-19 within the state workers’ compensation system. The speakers will discuss the various states that have adopted presumptions in favor of employees through executive orders and emergency rules, and the applicability of COVID-19 to the “ordinary disease of life” standard.

Mastering Telecommuting During COVID-19: Maintaining the Work-Life Balance

In this podcast, Kelly Cardin returns to share additional tips and strategies for employees continuing to work from home, including scheduling and prioritizing tasks, managing childcare responsibilities, and maintaining personal wellness.

Global Solutions: The Second Wave

In this recap edition of our Global Solutions series, Ethan Isaac and Bonnie Puckett look back on our first six episodes and reflect on what global workplaces may expect from a second wave of COVID-19 response measures.

An Overview of Virginia’s New Emergency Temporary Standard for the Prevention of COVID-19 in the Workplace

In this podcast, Tevis Marshall discusses the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard, which went into effect on July 27, 2020. He addresses the requirements that apply to all Virginia employers, and additional requirements that apply to employers with workers who qualify as very high, high, and medium exposure risk levels.

COVID-19 Litigation Series: Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims

In a new podcast series, members of Ogletree Deakins’ COVID-19 Litigation Practice Group will address emerging topics, trends, and challenges arising from COVID-19–related litigation. In this podcast, Ashley Cuttino and Shontell Powell examine the increase in claims brought under Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the anticipated rise in whistleblower claims under various federal and state laws due to issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.