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Michael Schmidt, Vice Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, discusses current employment law news, trends, developments and guest analysis.

Employment Law Now Michael Schmidt

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Michael Schmidt, Vice Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, discusses current employment law news, trends, developments and guest analysis.

    V-98 - BREAKING: The EEOC's New Covid-19 Vaccine Guidance

    V-98 - BREAKING: The EEOC's New Covid-19 Vaccine Guidance

    Right at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, the EEOC issued new guidance on Covid-19 vaccine policies and incentive programs. Today's episode breaks down the Commission's answers to key questions and what it all means for employers.

    • 52 min
    V-97- Thoughts on Workplace Violence and Safety Plans

    V-97- Thoughts on Workplace Violence and Safety Plans

    Today I am joined by Dan Pascale of safety and security firm Margolis Healy (a Cozen O'Connor affiliate) to identify the workplace violence and safety issues that businesses should be thinking about in 2021.

    • 32 min
    V-96- LOTS of Big Employment Law Developments

    V-96- LOTS of Big Employment Law Developments

    In today's new episode, I talk about social media and schools (and what that means for employers generally), spousal claims against employers for getting Covid-19 at home, the withdrawal of the independent contractor rule, the new New York HERO Act, and what the CDC just did to eliminate masks.

    • 29 min
    V-95 - Very Active Federal Agencies and Insight From an OSHA Insider

    V-95 - Very Active Federal Agencies and Insight From an OSHA Insider

    The past several weeks have seen significant action from the major federal agencies involved with employment law: EEOC, NLRB, DOL, and OSHA. In today's new episode, I will highlight the direction these agencies seem to be taking and am joined by Jim Sullivan, my colleague and former Chairman of the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission, to talk about OSHA and its anticipated Covid-19 input.

    • 41 min
    V-94- A Hodge Podge of Significant New Employment Law Developments

    V-94- A Hodge Podge of Significant New Employment Law Developments

    This episode addresses significant changes from OSHA and the DOL, the new and expanded FFCRA, and the first state to require paid leave to get vaccinated.

    • 26 min
    V-93- The View From HR: An Inside Perspective on Diversity, Inclusion, and Employee Engagement

    V-93- The View From HR: An Inside Perspective on Diversity, Inclusion, and Employee Engagement

    In today's episode, I am joined by Donna Hughes, the Chief People Officer at EmblemHealth to talk about her experiences, successes, and concerns about promoting diversity and inclusion within the organization, and strategies to get buy-in from top to bottom.

    • 56 min

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4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

MeOnInternet ,

From an employment attorney

Keeps me up to date and spot on information that can be used on a daily basis.

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Excellent resource

I had the privilege of working with Mike for several years. He always provided excellent advice. I have been listening to the podcasts since the very beginning and it is always my go to resource for the most current and relevant information related to HR.

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Great resource

This is one of the best employment law podcasts I have found. For HR pros, this is a great way to stay up to date on the latest hot topics.

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