As featured in #WorkforceWednesday: Workplace incidents—ranging from shootings and assaults to less severe violence—have spiked across a variety of industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorney Beth McManus discusses the steps employers can take to address and prevent workplace violence in the current environment. Read more.
Webinar: Strategies for Avoiding Workplace Violence in the Financial Services Industry
For many, the topic of workplace violence may, understandably, exclusively invoke thoughts of the types of mass shootings and other employee-on-employee violence that commands the most extensive media coverage. Financial services employers, though, like employers in other significantly public-facing industries, must address a broader array of concerns—ranging from threating behavior by clients, to domestic abuse…
Illinois Joins New Jersey in Protecting Hotel (and Casino) Employees from Sexual Harassment and Violence by Requiring Employer-Provided Panic Button Devices
Earlier this summer, we reported on ground-breaking legislation in New Jersey that requires hotels with more than 100 guest rooms to supply hotel employees assigned to work in a guest room alone with a free panic button device and to adhere to a specific protocol upon activation of a panic button device by a hotel…
Employment Law This Week®: State Legislation Heats Up, NLRB Overturns Precedent, SCOTUS Term Ends
This Employment Law This Week® Monthly Rundown discusses the most important developments for employers in July 2019. Both the video and the extended audio podcast are now available.
This episode includes:
- State Legislation Heats Up
- NLRB Overturns Another Long-Standing Precedent
- SCOTUS October Term 2018 Wraps Up
- Tip of the Week: How inclusion and trust
Take 5 Newsletter – Retail Employers Continue to Face a Myriad of Challenges in the Workplace
This edition of Take 5 highlights compliance with cutting-edge issues—such as pay equity, workplace violence, and artificial intelligence (“AI”)—that have a significant impact on retailers. We also provide an update on National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) compliance and New York City drug testing to assist you in navigating an increasingly complex legal landscape.
Retail Roundtable Event Hosted by EBG in New York City
Please join Nathaniel M. Glasser, Elizabeth K. McManus, Jeremy M. Brown, and Joshua A. Stein for an engaging and informative discussion of topical labor and employment issues facing all retailers. The presenters will address cutting-edge employment matters and share best practices in a private forum in which all attendees can freely participate,…
Healing the Healers: Preventing Workplace Violence in Health Care Settings
Our colleagues, Nathaniel M. Glasser and Katie Smith, at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Health Employment and Labor blog that will be of interest to many of our readers: “Healing the Healers: Preventing Workplace Violence in Health Care Settings.”
Following is an excerpt:
On April 17, the Joint Commission—a…
Workplace Violence Prevention Plans Now Mandatory for California Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities
Our colleagues, Andrea K. Douglas and Katrina J. Walasik, at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Health Employment and Labor blog that will be of interest to many of our readers: “Workplace Violence Prevention Plans Now Mandatory for California Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities.”
Following is an excerpt:
Beyond Joint Employment: Do Companies Aid and Abet Discrimination by Conducting Background Checks on Independent Contractors?
Ever since the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued its August 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., holding two entities may be joint employers if one exercises either direct or indirect control over the terms and conditions of the other’s employees or reserves the right to do so, the concept of joint…
OSHA’s Increased Emphasis on Protecting Health Care and Social Service Workers from Workplace Violence
For many years, OSHA has stressed the need for enhanced workplace violence policies to protect health care and social service workers. The agency released guidelines for workplace violence prevention in the health care and social services industries in both 1996 and 2004, recognizing that caregivers are at an increased risk of unpredictable, violent behavior from…