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How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection

As the complexity of OSHA inspections increase and penalties rise, employers need to ensure that they are fully prepared for such site visits. In this podcast, Littler’s Brad Hammock, co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Health practice group, discusses steps employers can take to prepare their worksites for when OSHA “comes knocking.” From initial compliance to developing a written protocol for managing the inspection process, this podcast describes the key components for navigating an OSHA inspection.  …

Cross-Border Internal Investigations: How Headquarters Can Investigate Allegations or Suspicions of Wrongdoing Around the World

Conducting a thorough, effective and legally compliant internal investigation is tough enough when the investigation is confined to the United States. When a multinational company headquartered in the United States needs to investigate possible wrongdoing internationally, there is a whole new world of extra challenges. Donald Dowling, Shareholder out of Littler’s New York office, offers an approach, and strategies, for conducting an internal investigation overseas. …

California’s Continued Reaction to #MeToo Two Years Later – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Helene Wasserman, Los Angeles-based Littler Shareholder and Trial Practice Group Co-Chair, reflects on some good, bad, and ugly impacts of the #MeToo movement since its inception, including recent legislative developments affecting California employers in particular. Discussing training, arbitration agreements, and the extended statute of limitations for FEHA claims with Littler Learning Group’s Marissa Dragoo, Helene provides insights and guidance for California employers as we move into the third year of the cemented #MeToo movement.  …

Handling Harassment Allegations in Europe: Critical Do’s and Don’ts

In this podcast, Littler’s Johan Lubbe moderates a high-level discussion on the critical do’s and don’ts of handling harassment allegations in Europe and how the investigative process in Europe differs from what employers may find customary in the United States. Attorneys Sophie Pélicier-Loevenbruck (Littler France), Julia Viohl (Littler Germany), and Raoul Parekh (Littler United Kingdom) discuss this topic from the perspective of the employment law framework in France, Germany and the United Kingdom, respectively.   …

Mandatory Procedures for Employee Dismissals for Misconduct or Work Performance in Japan, Colombia, the Netherlands, and the UK

In this podcast, Littler’s Johan Lubbe moderates a discussion on the mandatory procedures that should precede the dismissal of employees for misconduct or unsatisfactory work performance from the angle of four different jurisdictions – Japan, Colombia, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom – in contrast to the prevailing employment at-will doctrine in the United States. …

What’s New with the EEOC?

In this podcast, Littler’s Michael Lotito and Jim Paretti discuss the EEOC, how the lack of a quorum affected the agency, and what we might expect now that the agency’s quorum has been restored. They also discuss the agency’s litigation program and the controversial EEO-1 compensation data reporting due this September.   …