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Welcome to the Ogletree Deakins podcast page. Here, you can expect to hear timely and conversational discussions on labor and employment law topics covering the latest developments and trending issues impacting employers.



We encourage you to subscribe and also rate and review if you find the podcast useful.



Now that you’re a listener, here’s a little bit about us. Ogletree Deakins is an international labor and employment law firm representing management in every aspect of labor and employment-related legal matters. We represent employers of all sizes and across many industries, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. We provide coverage throughout the United States, and in Canada, Mexico, and Europe. You can learn more by visiting us at www.ogletree.com.



Contact us with topics you’d like to hear, questions, and feedback at client.services@ogletree.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter (@OgletreeDeakins).



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Welcome to the Ogletree Deakins podcast page. Here, you can expect to hear timely and conversational discussions on labor and employment law topics covering the latest developments and trending issues impacting employers.



We encourage you to subscribe and also rate and review if you find the podcast useful.



Now that you’re a listener, here’s a little bit about us. Ogletree Deakins is an international labor and employment law firm representing management in every aspect of labor and employment-related legal matters. We represent employers of all sizes and across many industries, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. We provide coverage throughout the United States, and in Canada, Mexico, and Europe. You can learn more by visiting us at www.ogletree.com.



Contact us with topics you’d like to hear, questions, and feedback at client.services@ogletree.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter (@OgletreeDeakins).



Thank you!

    Multistate Monday: The Top 6 Groundhog Day Compliance Issues From Onboarding to Terminations and Everything in Between

    Multistate Monday: The Top 6 Groundhog Day Compliance Issues From Onboarding to Terminations and Everything in Between

    In this episode of our Multistate Monday podcast series, Lucas Asper (co-chair of the firm’s Multistate Advice and Counseling Practice Group), Susan Gorey, and Alejandro Perez review the top compliance challenges that come up frequently for multistate employers. The discussion focuses on six areas that can be problematic during the lifecycle of employment: onboarding, leaves of absence, remote work, wage and hour, protective covenants, and separation. Our speakers discuss notices employers are required to provide to employees, pay transparency developments, classification challenges, minimum wage rates across states and localities, best practices on leave administration, and the latest on noncompete agreements.

    • 23 min
    Safety Perspectives From Region 6: OSHA’s Proposed Transformation of the Fire Brigade Rule

    Safety Perspectives From Region 6: OSHA’s Proposed Transformation of the Fire Brigade Rule

    In this episode of the Safety Perspectives From Region 6 podcast series, Frank Davis (shareholder, Dallas) and John Surma (shareholder, Houston) discuss OSHA’s comprehensive proposed rule on fire brigades that would update a 40-year-old standard to cover everything from training and personal protective equipment (PPE) to physical fitness and medical requirements to vehicle operation and vehicle standards. Frank and John cover details of the 250-page rule—which stands to significantly transform the fire brigade standard into an emergency response standard focusing not only on firefighting but also on emergency medical services (EMS), tactical rescue, and equivalent services provided by employers in workplaces. Finally, they discuss how this rule would change the face of emergency response across the country.

    • 24 min
    FMLA Case Studies: Lessons From Recent Leave Litigation

    FMLA Case Studies: Lessons From Recent Leave Litigation

    In this podcast, Charles Thompson (co-chair of the firm’s Leaves of Absence/Reasonable Accommodation Practice Group), sits down with Stacy Bunck (shareholder, Kansas City), and John Stretton (office managing shareholder, Stamford) to discuss three new federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) decisions. The speakers cover the FMLA’s notice requirements and deadlines, the definition of a serious health condition, and the nuances involved with returning an employee to an equivalent position following a leave of absence.

    • 20 min
    Cross-Border Catch-Up: Considerations for Employers With Teleworkers Outside of the United States

    Cross-Border Catch-Up: Considerations for Employers With Teleworkers Outside of the United States

    In the first episode of our new Cross-Border Catch-Up podcast series, Patty Shapiro (San Diego) and Lina Fernandez (Boston), both of whom are members of Ogletree Deakins’ Cross-Border Practice Group, discuss a broad range of issues to consider when employers expand their businesses with remote workforces in new countries. Patty and Lina highlight the importance of balancing the desire to enter new markets with the hurdles that strict employment laws may present. Our speakers cover protections for pregnant workers and mothers returning to work after the birth of a child; challenges related to remote employment relationships; and the timing and notification requirements for conducting lawful layoffs.

    • 18 min
    COVID in California in 2024? The Isolation Guidance and Cal/OSHA’s Regulations

    COVID in California in 2024? The Isolation Guidance and Cal/OSHA’s Regulations

    In this podcast, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss the latest news and guidance from California on COVID-19 protocols. Kevin, who is a shareholder in Ogletree’s Orange County office, and Karen, the West Coast chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, cover the state’s break from federal CDC guidelines; Cal/OSHA’s non-emergency COVID-19 standards; and the new CDPH order changing protocols on outbreaks, the definition of “close contacts,” the duration of the infectious period, contact tracing, and more. Karen and Kevin also cover the shift in the definition of an outbreak from three cases in fourteen days to three cases during a seven-day period.

    • 21 min
    Safety Perspectives From Region 6: A Q&A on OSHA 300 Logs

    Safety Perspectives From Region 6: A Q&A on OSHA 300 Logs

    In this episode of the Safety Perspectives From Region 6 podcast series, Frank Davis (shareholder, Dallas) and John Surma (shareholder, Houston) answer common questions about what must be recorded in OSHA 300 logs. Frank and John review the recording criteria set forth in 29 CFR 1904.7 and related agency guidance. They also cover how to determine what constitutes a significant injury or illness and days away from work, as well as rules that apply in the event of restricted work or a job transfer after an employee returns to work. They conclude with an explanation of whether a workplace qualifies as an “establishment” requiring its own injury logs under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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47 Ratings

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CA SB553

I just listened to all three parts of the three parts series on the new California workplace violence prevention plan, and all of its requirements. I found this podcast extremely helpful, very well thought out, excellent comments about the Podcasters background, which gave credibility to the whole program. Excellent job and would recommend highly to California employers.

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California labor

My company has an organized workforce, and I found this really helpful in thinking about how to approach COVID-19 labor issues.

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Workplace Safety in California- Cal/OSHA -COVID 19

What an informative and insightful podcast. Beneficial information to assist businesses comply and provide appropriate responses to inquiry.

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