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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.

    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
    COVID-19: K&L Gates Working Wise: COVID-19 and Workforce Reductions

    COVID-19: K&L Gates Working Wise: COVID-19 and Workforce Reductions

    COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the economic and social fabric of the United States.  As more and more state and local jurisdictions are enacting stay at home policies that restrict individuals' activities and businesses' operations in efforts to counter the virus's spread, employers are increasingly evaluating different scenarios that will both take care of their employees and keep their businesses afloat amid this economic crisis. 

    • 24 min
    Working Wise: Coronavirus Concerns in the Workplace

    Working Wise: Coronavirus Concerns in the Workplace

    The World Health Organization has declared the 2019 novel coronavirus a global health emergency. Many employers in the United States are wondering what they can do to stop its spread into workplaces and protect their employees.  In this episode, we will answer key questions about how employers can meet their legal obligations and help prevent the spread of coronavirus in the workplace.

    Presenter: Melanie Stratton Lopez

    • 6 min

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