On September 13, 2021, New York City began enforcing Executive Order No. 225 (“Key to NYC”), which requires individuals show proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to entering certain indoor establishments. In this podcast, Kelly Cardin and Jessica Schild discuss the key requirements of the executive order, including exemptions and penalties. The speakers also address significant compliance considerations implicated by the New York City Human Rights Law.…
In this episode of In the Breakroom, a podcast series on hot topics related to employment law, Bill Grob and Phillip Russell discuss President Joe Biden’s September 9, 2021, announcement of a strategy for combating the COVID-19 pandemic that calls on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop and implement a new emergency temporary standard (ETS). The speakers discuss the features that employers might expect from the anticipated ETS, including a requirement that…
Over the past few years, social and cultural movements have changed the nature and types of complaints that employers receive from employees. In this podcast, Monique Gougisha Doucette and Andre’ Caldwell discuss with Jim McGrew the evolution of complaints and the various tools that employers can implement to respond effectively to new allegations of discrimination, including with respect to internal investigations and organizational assessments.…
In this episode of our Global Solutions series, Ethan Isaac and Andre Appel provide an overview of the laws regarding the implementation of mandatory vaccination policies in workplaces globally. Ogletree Deakins’ Global Solutions podcast series includes additional country-specific flash briefings, full episodes on relevant topics for multinational employers, recap episodes, and companion materials.…
Welcome to In the Breakroom, a podcast series on hot topics related to employment law. On July 9, 2021, President Joe Biden issued the “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy,” which, among other things, seeks to limit noncompete agreements. In this episode, Bill Grob and Caren Marlowe address changes to the use of restrictive covenants following the presidential action, including noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements. The speakers also discuss the federal Defend Trade…
On August 12, 2021, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued Memorandum G.C. 21-04, which outlines a road map to tilt the balance in favor of organized labor and greatly expands NLRB scrutiny of a wide array of employer obligations, including the duty to recognize and bargain with unions and remedial issues. In this edition of our Third Thursdays podcast series, Ruthie Goodboe is joined by Fito Agraz and Brian Hayes to…
Welcome to Dirty Steel-Toe Boots, a podcast for employers about OSHA enforcement. In this episode, Phillip Russell and Dee Anna Hays discuss the various reasons, including employee complaints and reportable events, for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to come knocking on your door. The speakers address the likelihood of OSHA releasing COVID-19–related guidance on public indoor spaces and the agency’s renewed focus on heat stress.…
Welcome to In the Breakroom, a podcast series on hot topics related to employment law. In this episode, Bill Grob and Tiffany Cox Stacy address key revelations from the August 3, 2021, investigative report regarding allegations of sexual harassment against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The speakers also discuss best practices for training and investigations of alleged harassment in the workplace.…