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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

    • Business
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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-102 - Updates on OSHA, EEOC, State Action, and Sex Addiction

    V-102 - Updates on OSHA, EEOC, State Action, and Sex Addiction

    In today's new episode, I provide an update on the anticipated vaccine ETS from OSHA, the EEOC's latest guidance on vaccine incentives, the current obligations under the NY HERO Act, and whether sex addiction is a disability under the ADA.

    • 31 min
    V-101 - President Biden's New OSHA Covid-19 Directive

    V-101 - President Biden's New OSHA Covid-19 Directive

    In today's new episode, we address President Biden's new directive that OSHA issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccines or weekly testing. We also look at the import of New York State finally designating Covid-19 as a "highly contagious communicable disease."

    • 20 min
    V-100 - The Latest on Vaccine Policies and Bellwether States

    V-100 - The Latest on Vaccine Policies and Bellwether States

    On today's episode (our 100th!), I talk about the latest developments with Covid-19 vaccines and mandatory vaccine policies, and am joined by my Cozen colleague John Carrigan to discuss what California and other bellwether states are doing on the vaccine issue.

    • 32 min
    V-99- Vaccines, Masks, and Other Big Developments

    V-99- Vaccines, Masks, and Other Big Developments

    In today's new episode, I discuss big new developments: updates on mandatory vaccine and mask policies, new action to ban non-competes, a big free speech decision, New York regulatory updates, and a proposed wage and hour rule.

    • 52 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

MeOnInternet ,

From an employment attorney

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

CS Charlotte ,

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.

RolandTN ,

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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