Ogletree Deakins Podcasts

Ogletree Deakins Podcasts

Latest Episodes

Lots of Leaves: Managing FMLA Abuse and Other Challenging Leave Issues
December 10, 2019

From Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) fraud and abuse to intermittent leave, the number of challenging leave situations that employers potentially face may seem infinite. In this podcast, Sarah Platt and Suzanne Watson provide employers with practic...

Third Thursdays with Ruthie: The Intersection of Religion and Labor Law
November 21, 2019

In this episode of the Third Thursdays podcast, Ruthie Goodboe examines how religious discrimination and accommodation intersect with traditional labor law. She will cover religious accommodation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,

Building and Maintaining a Positive Manufacturing Work Environment
November 08, 2019

In this podcast, Mike Cramer and Tim Wolfe discuss ways to strive for a harassment-free and litigation-free manufacturing work environment. They will cover four key strategies: maintaining strong policies, implementing regular training,

Workplace Safety in California, Episode 5: California Safety Regulations
October 30, 2019

In this episode of our Workplace Safety in California series, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss how California safety regulations are enacted. Kevin and Karen explain the rulemaking process, including how potential regulations are introduced,

Tech-Tuned Workplace, Episode 3: The Role of Technology in HR
October 22, 2019

In the third episode of our “Tech-Tuned Workplace” series, Jennifer Betts and several HR professionals discuss how technology affects the way that organizations interact with their employees. The speakers address the technologies they use on a daily ba...

Employment Law Legends, Episode 3 – Testing Title VII: Griggs v. Duke Power Company
October 03, 2019

In the third episode of Employment Law Legends, Paul Rinnan discusses Griggs v. Duke Power Company, the origins of the disparate impact theory, and the legal battle to define discrimination in the civil rights era.

Contractors’ Duties to Investigate Before Construction Begins
September 26, 2019

This podcast addresses contractors’ duties to investigate a worksite before construction begins. Randy Ruff and Jonathan Mraunac discuss the importance of reviewing design documents and studying field conditions prior to bidding on a job,

Third Thursdays with Ruthie: Online Gaming and Associated Legal Issues
September 19, 2019

The dramatic rise in popularity of the online gaming industry brings with it a host of potential legal issues. In this episode of the Third Thursdays podcast, Ruthie Goodboe and Victoria Vish provide background information on online gaming and examine ...

ICE is Knocking
September 16, 2019

In this podcast, Lisa Burton and Leigh Ganchan discuss ICE’s increased enforcement activity in recent years. They address how to handle I-9 audits, compliance challenges employers face, and the penalties for noncompliance.

Eye on Investigations: Strategies for Investigating Employee Complaints
September 03, 2019

In this podcast, Kelly Cardin provides listeners with an overview of workplace investigations from beginning to end, including the types of complaints that can trigger an investigation, best practices for conducting interviews,