WEBINAR RECORDINGS

Presented by Mark M. Trapp

This webinar will address the significant challenges faced by companies participating in multiemployer plans. Specifically, it will help unionized employers understand and analyze what is often the most critical challenge facing their business – multiemployer pension withdrawal liability.

 

Participants will learn about the following:

 

  • Specific strategies to address withdrawal liability and plan for your company’s future

  • The latest developments in litigating withdrawal liability assessments, including determining the highest contribution rate and calculating the credit for a prior partial withdrawal

  • The impact of COVID-19 on the legislative environment for multiemployer pension plans

Presented by Nicholas W. Scala


MSHA’s Injury and Illness Recordkeeping regulations are contained in 30 C.F.R. §50, more commonly referred to as Part 50. Part 50 includes MSHA’s standards such as what constitutes an immediately reportable incident, a reportable injury or illness, and what investigation records must be maintained in the event of an accident, just to name a few. While, separately, MSHA requires the maintenance of all applicable training records, such as new miner, annual refresher, site specific, and task training in 30 C.F.R. §§46 & 48, record audits by MSHA frequently cover both areas. During this webinar, participants will learn some of the most basic and yet cited recordkeeping requirements under Parts 46, 48, and 50 and how to prevent issuance at your operation.

 

During this webinar, participants will learn about:

 

  • Part 50 reporting and recordkeeping requirements;

  • Determining reportability of injury and illness at a mine site; and

  • Standard governing of the creation, maintenance, and production of training records and programs under MSHA.

Presented by Conn Maciel Carey's COVID-19 Taskforce

As the federal government and states begin to relax shutdown and stay-at-home orders and non-essential businesses begin to resume or ramp-up operations, employers need to plan for the safe and healthy return of their employees, customers, and guests back into the workplace.  During this webinar, participants heard from members of Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force as they discussed how to develop and implement a Return-to-Work Plan.

Participants learned about the following:
 

  • How to recall furloughed employees to qualify for loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program

  • New federal paid leave laws and their application to employees returning from furlough

  • Navigating the FLSA requirements for exempt employees who may be performing non-exempt work as work ramps up

  • Preventing third-party interference from labor unions and organizing attempts

  • COVID-19 Infection/Exposure Control Plans

  • Pre-shift Health Screening Protocols and best practices (e.g., temperature checks and health/symptom questionnaires)

  • Effective engineering and administrative controls to mitigate potential exposures to COVID-19 in the workplace

  • Decisions about Personal Protective Equipment, Respirators, Face Masks, and Face Coverings

  • Recording and Reporting to OSHA and workforce about confirmed employee COVID-19 infections

  • “Lessons learned” from the first wave of COVID-19 furloughs and how to prepare for the potential second wave in the Fall

Presented by Kara M. Maciel and Lindsay A. DiSalvo

 

Over the past three years, we have seen the continued momentum of the #MeToo Movement and its impacts – beyond the immediate and direct effects of the specific allegations – have taken shape. Back in 2017, the #MeToo Movement was invigorated by a slew of high-profile allegations of sexual harassment and assault and tens of thousands of people, largely women, voicing their own experiences on social media using the hashtag “Metoo.” In the wake of the prominence of the Movement and its influence on the discourse surrounding issues of harassment, the states and the federal government have taken action to tackle what they see as the underlying issues that foster harassment. And one of the main areas of focus has been preventing and addressing sexual harassment in the work environment.

 

Indeed, several states, such as New York and Illinois, have passed laws requiring employers to implement such things as sexual harassment prevention policies and training at their facilities – some of the laws even specifically describe what those policies and/or trainings must contain. Other states have also implemented such restrictions as bans on including sexual harassment claims in mandatory arbitration agreements. Simultaneously, we have seen an uptick in the number of sexual harassment charges filed and pursued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). Thus, it is essential for employers to understand the legal requirements and restrictions surrounding this issue to ensure compliance with federal and state law.

 

Participants learned about the following:

 

  • The legal standards for sexual harassment and their nuances

  • New state law requirements for sexual harassment prevention policies and training

  • General recommendations for anti-harassment policies, complaint procedures, and training 

  • Best practices for investigating and addressing complaints of sexual harassment

Presented by Andrew Sommer, Eric J. Conn and Megan Shaked

 

California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health, aka Cal/OSHA, is perhaps the most aggressive and enforcement-heavy state OSH Program in the nation. California employers face a host of requirements that other employers around the country do not. Likewise, the Cal/OSHA inspection and Appeal process creates several unique landmines for California employers. 

During this webinar, participants will learn about:

  • Cal/OSHA requirements for addressing COVID-19 in the workplace, including its Aerosol Transmissible Diseases rule and Interim Guidelines for General Industry

  • Data and trends in Cal/OSHA enforcement

  • Top legal developments including related to protective footwear

  • Amended serious injury reporting requirements

  • New rules regarding wildfire smoke and training on Valley Fever

  • Proposed rulemaking including the Indoor Heat Illness Rule, and Workplace Violence in General Industry Rule

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