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Working Wise was created by the K&L Gates Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety practice to provide updates and compliance tips to lawyers and HR professionals.

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Working Wise was created by the K&L Gates Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety practice to provide updates and compliance tips to lawyers and HR professionals.

    COVID-19: K&L Gates Working Wise: Federal Government to Require Employers and Federal Contractors to Mandate Employee Vaccination or Weekly Testing

    COVID-19: K&L Gates Working Wise: Federal Government to Require Employers and Federal Contractors to Mandate Employee Vaccination or Weekly Testing

    Bryan Cantrell summarizes the White House’s recent announcements directing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate coronavirus vaccination or weekly negative testing for in-person workforce, as well as President new Biden’s Executive Order.

    • 5 min
    K&L Gates Working Wise: OFCCP Enforcement in the Health Care Space

    K&L Gates Working Wise: OFCCP Enforcement in the Health Care Space

    Health Care partners Sarah Carlins and Jackie Hoffman interview Labor, Employment, and Workplace Safety partner Craig Leen in this episode of Working Wise, recorded in collaboration with our Triage podcast. As the former director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) at the U.S. Department of Labor, Craig shares engaging insights about OFCCP enforcement in the health care industry and what health care entities can do to ensure compliance with OFCCP requirements.

    • 30 min
    Transitioning to the “New” Normal -- Strategic Considerations for Moving to Long-Term Work From Home

    Transitioning to the “New” Normal -- Strategic Considerations for Moving to Long-Term Work From Home

    This podcast focuses on the issues companies should consider when managing a remote workforce for the long-term. Listen as Leann Walsh, a partner in K&L Gates' Labor, Employment, and Workplace Safety Practice, and Ali Greene, founder of cohana, a consulting business that helps companies succeed in their transition to remote work, discuss the business and legal tips all companies should know during this transition.

    • 22 min
    Navigating Your Business Through a Shifting Enforcement Landscape: Practical Advice in the Time of COVID-19 Workplace Safety Enforcement

    Navigating Your Business Through a Shifting Enforcement Landscape: Practical Advice in the Time of COVID-19 Workplace Safety Enforcement

    In this podcast, Nicole Stockey, Megan Moore, and Melanie Stratton Lopez discuss potential government enforcement actions employers need to consider when returning to work, with a focus on OSHA’s enforcement guidance.

    Presenters: Nicole A. Stockey, Megan N. Moore, Melanie Stratton Lopez

    • 12 min
    Reopening Resources for Business—Examining Employer Liability Series—Workers’ Compensation and Civil Liability Concerns

    Reopening Resources for Business—Examining Employer Liability Series—Workers’ Compensation and Civil Liability Concerns

    In this podcast, David Lindsay and Erinn Rigney explore the risks to employers of businesses operating during the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss workers’ compensation and civil liability theories of recovery for employee exposure in the workplace.

    Presenters:  David C. Lindsay and Erinn L. Rigney

    • 10 min
    Managing the Workplace when Employees Must Remain at Work With Increased Hours and/or Overnight

    Managing the Workplace when Employees Must Remain at Work With Increased Hours and/or Overnight

    With the spread of COVID-19, certain employers are seeing an increased need to keep employees at work for longer hours. In this podcast, Leann Walsh, Leah Baucom, and Desiree Moore discuss various considerations in managing the workplace when employees must remain at work with increased hours or overnight, including best practices under employment laws, practical considerations to boost employee morale, and considerations in creating a communications strategy.

    • 20 min

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