BR@Work Podcast: The Perfect HR Storm and What’s Keeping California Employers Up at Night?
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Episode 1: The Perfect HR Storm
In this first episode of the BR@Work podcast, Blank Rome Labor & Employment Partner Will Anthony discusses what is going on in the world of employment law, provides some overall strategies, and previews upcoming episodes. Right now, according to Will, workplaces across America are in a “perfect storm;” a rare combination of circumstances—including a global pandemic, historic social unrest, and a new Administration with ambitious plans to change workplace laws and regulations—creating unrest amongst employees and an uptick in employment related claims. But for those organizations who prepare, there are always opportunities to avoid or limit a storm’s negative impacts.
Episode 2: What’s Keeping California Employers Up at Night?
In this episode of the BR@Work podcast, Blank Rome Labor & Employment Partner Will Anthony talks California labor laws with two of his Los Angeles-based partners, Caroline Donelan and Natalie Alameddine. They discuss the labor laws keeping California employers up at night, including the Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”), arbitration agreements, the reinstated California COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave, and other shifting climates and laws. As Will says, “Everything in employment law starts in California and moves east!”