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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.

    Psychosocial Risk and Regulation – A Global Overview

    Psychosocial Risk and Regulation – A Global Overview

    K&L Gates' partners Dominic Fleeton, Dylan G. Moses, and David C. Lindsay compare and contrast the approaches to regulating and enforcing the management of psychosocial risks and hazards in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

    • 29 min
    2022 Health Care Employment Law Year in Review

    2022 Health Care Employment Law Year in Review

     In this episode, Sarah Carlins and Spencer Hamer discuss employment law and the health care sector. They review highlights from 2022, as well as developments that will impact employment law and the health care sector in 2023, including vaccine mandates, telehealth regulations, pay equity, and health care staffing regulations.

    • 21 min
    Silenced No More: A Survey Across Three States

    Silenced No More: A Survey Across Three States

    Penny Chen, Jin To, and Jessica Kang, lawyers in K&L Gates’ Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety practice group, discuss California, Illinois, and Washington states’ various “silence no more” type acts, which prohibit employers from entering into agreements with employees that would prevent them from discussing or disclosing certain workplace conduct, such as sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and more.

    • 24 min
    2021 Health Care Employment Law Year in Review and a Look Forward

    2021 Health Care Employment Law Year in Review and a Look Forward

    In this episode, Lou Patalano, Jacqueline Hoffman, and Spencer Hamer discuss employment law and the health care sector. They give a review of highlights from 2021, as well as developments that will impact employment law and the health care sector in 2022, including vaccine mandates, non-competes, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

    • 23 min
    Appropriate Costumes vs. Cultural Appropriation: A Halloween Guide for Employers

    Appropriate Costumes vs. Cultural Appropriation: A Halloween Guide for Employers

    With Halloween creeping up, Rio Gonzalez and Claire Flowers offer various considerations employers should keep in mind as they plan any in-person or virtual holiday-related festivities for their workforce.

    • 9 min
    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. This states new and renewed federal government contracts and subcontracts must include language requiring compliance with Safer Work Force Taskforce requirements mandating vaccination.

    • 5 min

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