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Tech-Tuned Workplace, Episode 1: Advanced Technologies

Ogletree Deakins • July 16, 2019
In the first episode of our “Tech-Tuned Workplace” series, Jennifer Betts and Ruthie Goodboe provide a high-level overview of advanced technologies that already exist or are coming soon to the workplace—from artificial intelligence to biometric devices to blockchain. They also discuss the benefits and potential risks of these technologies and provide some practical insights on legal and employee relations issues.

Third Thursdays with Ruthie: Negotiating Union Security and Dues Checkoff Provisions

Ogletree Deakins • July 16, 2019
Union security and dues checkoff are both important subjects that come up during collective bargaining. In this episode of the Third Thursdays podcast, Ruthie Goodboe discusses the impact of union security and dues checkoff provisions, recent developments, and practical strategies for negotiating these clauses during collective bargaining.

Employment Law Legends, Episode 2 – The Recognition of Workplace Sexual Harassment: Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson

Ogletree Deakins • July 16, 2019
In the second episode of Employment Law Legends, Paul Rinnan discusses Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson and the legal movement to define sexual harassment in the workplace.

Compass® Newsletter – Summer 2019

Ogletree Deakins • July 16, 2019
Top Tips: Service and Emotional Support Animals as Accommodations Salary History Ban Bonanza: Keeping Up With the Latest Limitations Summer is Here: Are You Prepared to Protect Your Employees From the Heat?

AT&T Sues Consulting Firm for Trade Secret Theft and Breach of Contract

Jones Walker • July 16, 2019
AT&T Services, Inc. and its subsidiary, DirectTV, LLC (collectively, “AT&T”) sued Max Retrans, LLC (“Max Retrans”), a consulting company that works with local broadcasting companies to sell their content to Pay-TV service providers for re-broadcast.

Obesity Alone Is Not a Disability Under ADA

Phelps Dunbar LLP • July 16, 2019
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held obesity alone is not a protected disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in its ruling in Richardson v. Chicago Transit Authority. The Seventh Circuit’s decision is consistent with holdings by the Second, Sixth, and Eighth Circuits.

Workplace Safety in California, Episode 2: All About Cal/OSHA Citations

Ogletree Deakins • July 16, 2019
In this episode of the Workplace Safety in California series, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss the critical steps for employers to consider after Cal/OSHA issues a citation. Topics include strategies for responding to and defending against citations, key procedural and timing requirements, and how to appeal citations.

Workplace Safety in California, Episode 1: A Primer on Cal/OSHA

Ogletree Deakins • July 16, 2019
In the first episode of this multi-part series, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan cover key information for employers about workplace safety in California. Topics include best practices when Cal/OSHA shows up for an inspection, handling employee interview and document requests, and avoiding common mistakes.

Employers May Catch Temporary Break On Impending California Privacy Law

Fisher Phillips • July 16, 2019
Thanks to recent negotiations among state lawmakers, it appears that California employers may get a temporary reprieve on some of the more sweeping data privacy requirements that were set to take effect in just a few short months. However, the pending legislation that would provide the delay would not exempt employers from significant disclosure requirements that also comprise the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – meaning you should still be in the process of preparing for the new law at your workplace.

California Legislature Moves Forward with Bill to Redefine Independent Contractor Relationships

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • July 16, 2019
On July 10, 2019, the California Senate Labor, Public Employment, and Retirement Committee (Committee) advanced a proposed legislative response to the California Supreme Court's opinion in Dynamex v. Superior Court, which abruptly and drastically altered the legal landscape for independent contractor relationships. The Committee heard three hours of testimony and public comment, debated, and ultimately voted 4 to 11 to pass Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) with the understanding that further amendment is still needed to address several critical issues.

New York Expands Telemedicine Regulations

Jackson Lewis P.C. • July 16, 2019
The authorized use of telehealth to deliver mental health services to New Yorkers has been expanded by amendments to the state Office of Mental Health’s (OMH) Telemental Health Services regulations increasing the types of professionals who may provide care and the places where care recipients can be treated.
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