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  • Navigating Compliance: Understanding the Davis-Bacon Act and Service Contract Act for Federal Contractors

    23 APR 2024 · In this episode, Chris and Shannon explore the Davis-Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act. Listen as they cover the implications of these regulations for federal contractors and gain valuable insights into the crucial considerations that contractors must be aware of to maintain compliance.
    16m 24s
  • Update: Proposed Rule Would Impose Pay Transparency and Salary History Requirements for Federal Contractors

    19 APR 2024 · The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council recently issued a https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2024/01/30/2024-01343/office-of-federal-procurement-policy-federal-acquisition-regulation-pay-equity-and-transparency-in that would require pay transparency in federal contracting. In this episode, Chris and Jeremy discuss the proposed rule in detail. They cover the implications of the rule, the current landscape of pay equity law, and the steps federal contractors may want to take to prepare for this rule.
    11m 51s
  • Can You Use a No-Hire to Stop Competitors From Stealing Your Stars? 

    12 APR 2024 · In this episode, Shylah and Kristie discuss the implications of “no-poach” agreements from an antitrust perspective. They explore the U.S. Department of Justice’s approach toward such agreements, the criminal consequences attached, and how companies have been reacting. Further, they delve into the importance of antitrust compliance training for human resources professionals and other employees.
    20m 5s
  • Update: Employers, Take Notice as the DOL Crafts White House AI Mandates

    15 MAR 2024 · In this episode, Chris Wilkinson updates listeners on federal and state regulation of artificial intelligence (AI). Chris discusses his article published in Bloomberg Law titled "Employers, Take Notice as the DOL Crafts White House AI Mandates," in which he explains the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new responsibilities under President Biden’s AI executive order addressing such issues as discrimination, immigration, and worker displacement. In addition, Chris speaks about AB 331, California’s landmark proposal to regulate AI.
    17m 59s
  • Part 2: How Americans' Views of Corporations Are Changing—for Better or Worse

    7 MAR 2024 · In part two of our series on how Americans' views of corporations are changing, Senior Counsel https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/professionals/christopher-wilkinson.html is joined by Perkins Coie's persuasive communications advisor, Senior Litigation Consultant https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/professionals/karen-ohnemus-lisko.html, to discuss how these views are playing out in the courtroom. Karen provides insights into the impact of public perception of corporations on jury decisions, shares strategies for corporations to use when defending a case, and describes her own experience educating lawyers and judges in presenting their best case at trial.
    44m 3s
  • Update: New Washington Law Protects Job Applicants’ Off-Duty Marijuana Use

    1 MAR 2024 · A new law recently took effect in Washington that changes the way employers should conduct drug tests. In this Episode, Emily and Margo explain the new law, who is affected, and what steps employers may want to consider to ensure they are complying with this new law.
    5m 6s
  • Update: Five Questions Companies Are Asking About DOL's New Independent Contractor Rule

    22 FEB 2024 · The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a final rule imposing stricter criteria for companies to classify workers as independent contractors. This rule, effective as of March 11, 2024, deviates from the previous administration's interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and may result in more lawsuits related to misclassification. These lawsuits, if filed as collective actions under the FLSA, can have significant implications for companies. Listen to learn more about the final rule, how companies may be affected, and steps that companies should consider to ensure that they are complying with the new developments in the law.
    15m 52s
  • Labor Law Today—2023 Year in Review

    5 FEB 2024 · Get a preview of the fifth edition of Perkins Coie’s Labor Law Today—Year in Review report in this latest podcast episode. The speakers delve into the National Labor Relations Board and its general counsel’s aggressive employee-friendly actions; explore summaries of influential decisions like McClaren McComb, Cemex, and Stericycle; and unravel the notable uptick in strike activity. Listen to this insightful episode for analysis on the evolving landscape of labor law.
    17m 52s
  • Update: Recent Arizona Developments

    29 JAN 2024 · Join Kristie, Paul, and Jill as they discuss several recent employment law developments in Arizona and how they may impact employers.
    19m 2s
  • Update: 2023 California Labor, Employment, and Independent Contractor Legislative Update

    18 JAN 2024 · With the 2023 California legislative year closed, we are ready to summarize the new legislation that will affect businesses operating in the state and highlight related action items. Join us as Heather, Brittany, and Katelyn discuss key labor and employment topics from the 2023 legislative session.
    21m 7s

With the global shift to remote work in 2020, the workplace has changed radically and understanding current employment rules and regulations matters immensely. Hosted by Perkins Coie’s Labor & Employment...

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With the global shift to remote work in 2020, the workplace has changed radically and understanding current employment rules and regulations matters immensely. Hosted by Perkins Coie’s Labor & Employment attorneys, Workplace Rules features discussions with in-house professionals, outside counsel, and other thought leaders on timely labor and employment law topics, from regulatory developments to litigation trends.
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