Entries by Littler.com

A Global Vision and the American Dream

In this podcast celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Shareholder and Global Practice Leader Peter Susser talks with Juan Carlos Varela, Shareholder of Littler’s Miami and Caracas offices, about becoming Littler’s first international attorney, extending a labor and employment law practice beyond the United States, and how that helped him achieve the American dream.   …

CPRA Enforcement

Are you wondering about the CPRA’s enforcement framework and enforcement risk? California is about to launch the first-ever U.S. administrative agency dedicated exclusively to enforcing a privacy law and conducting compliance audits. Is your organization prepared? In this podcast, Littler’s Privacy Practice Group Co-Chair, Philip Gordon explains the CPRA’s regulatory framework and provides insights regarding enforcement risk.   …

CPRA and Data Retention

The “Purge Rule,” retention schedules, and data breach risk. Littler Shareholder and core member of the firm’s Privacy Team, Kwabena Appenteng, explains what could be the most burdensome compliance requirements for employers.  

Diversity Referral Bonuses: Advantages and Disadvantages of Increasing Diversity Recruitment By Supercharging Your Employee Referral Program

There are many employee referral strategies out there, and the newest among them is leveraging the employee referral bonus program to build diversity. Such programs offer special – sometimes higher – bonuses to current employees for the referral of candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities. In this podcast, Alyesha Asghar Dotson discusses whether such bonuses potentially may expose employers to legal risks, and whether employers ought to use them even if they are legally sound and effective.   …

CPRA Individual Rights

Littler Shareholder and core Privacy Team member Zoe Argento discusses the extensive list of rights the CPRA confers on employees, independent contractors, and job applicants who reside in California. What is the scope of these rights, and what are employers’ obligations when responding to requests? Learn the answers to these questions and many more during this informative podcast.   …

CPRA and Information Security

In this podcast episode, Co-Chair of Littler’s Privacy Practice, Philip Gordon, along with core privacy team members, shareholders Kwabena Appenteng and Zoe Argento, cover the big change for employers with respect to information security under the CPRA – the new, affirmative obligation on employers to implement reasonable security policies and practices. Is this a game changer for employers?   …

CPRA: Background, Notice at Collection, and Website Privacy Policy

As the pandemic ebbs in late 2021, employers need to confront new data protection challenges. In the first podcast in the Littler California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) Podcast Series, Co-Chair of Littler’s Privacy Practice, Philip Gordon, along with core privacy team members, shareholders Kwabena Appenteng and Zoe Argento, discuss the origin and scope of the CPRA as well as the notice at collection and online privacy policy requirements.   …

Candid COVID Conversations: Delta and More

In this podcast, Kimberly Doud and Nancy Johnson of Littler’s Orlando office discuss how the COVID crisis is affecting Florida employers now. After a brief hiatus and the workplace starting to “normalize,” the rise of the Delta variant particularly in Florida is creating new questions for employers continuing to navigate the path to a safe work environment. Kimberly and Nancy remind listeners of vaccination strategies, workplace safety tips and how to deal with the latest CDC guidance recommending, in places like Florida, masking indoors once again regardless of vaccination status. …

Breaking Down Barriers or Putting Up Hurdles With Vendor Diversity Programs

Vendor or supplier diversity programs can be a powerful tool in a company’s Inclusion, Equity & Diversity toolbelt. But, like any tool, such programs can cause more harm than good if they are implemented haphazardly. In this podcast, Alyesha Asghar Dotson discusses the history, benefits, and challenges of implementing a successful vendor or supplier diversity program that pushes the needle forward regarding Inclusion, Equity & Diversity without embracing unnecessary legal risk.   …

Common Issues, Common Cause

In celebration of Pride Month, Jennifer Youpa (Dallas) interviews Shareholder and Littler Board Member Lee Schreter (Atlanta) about Lee’s experience coming out as a lesbian woman, the challenges and opportunities of intersectionality, and strategies for improved inclusion, equity and diversity across the legal profession.   …