Vorys At Work

The Vorys labor and employment team has developed an educational platform – Vorys at Work – to provide important updates and training for HR professionals and in house counsel on labor and employment law trends, employee benefits issues, developments, decisions and law changes from across the U.S. From frequent alerts and blog posts to complimentary webinars and podcast episodes, Vorys at Work provides critical information in a vast array of formats. Scroll down to see some of our recent alerts, podcast episodes and upcoming events. To receive updates and invitations from Vorys at Work, click here.

Vorys at Work Email Alerts

4/3/2024 | Walk Around Rule Crosses the Finish Line

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule allowing employees to designate a third-party representative to accompany an OSHA inspector during workplace inspections. The new walk around rule will take effect on May 31, 2024.  Read more.

3/20/2024 | Cal/OSHA Provides Model Workplace Violence Prevention Plan Ahead of July 1, 2024 Implementation Deadline

On September 30, 2023, Governor Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 553 (SB 553), which mandates that nearly all California employers must implement a workplace violence prevention plan (WVPP) by July 1, 2024.  Read more.

2/20/2024 | Columbus, Ohio Salary History Ban Takes Effect March 1, 2024

Effective March 1, 2024, employers in Columbus, Ohio are prohibited from inquiring into a job applicant’s salary history.  Read more.

2/9/2024 | Minnesota Law Prohibits Employers from Inquiring into Applicants’ Pay History

Minnesota is the new state to prohibit employers from inquiring into an applicants’ pay history.  Read more.

2/2/2024 | USCIS Announces Registration Period for FY2025 H-1B Visa Lottery

On January 30, 2024, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the initial registration period for the H-1B lottery process will open at noon ET on March 6, 2024 and will run through noon ET on March 22, 2024.  Read more.

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About Vorys on Labor

Vorys on Labor focuses on traditional labor issues of interest to labor professionals in both the public and private sector. Vorys on Labor will help keep you informed about recent developments at the National Labor Relations Board, the Ohio State Employment Relations Board, and in Congress. You can expect to find news and commentary about these developments and many other topics, including the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), union membership, and union organizing.

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Vorys at Work Events

In-Person Event: 2024 Cincinnati Labor and Employment Seminar

The Vorys Cincinnati office will host the 2024 Labor and Employment Seminar on April 25, 2024.  Vorys attorneys Nelson Cary, Libby Callan, Emily St. Cyr, Erin French, J.B. Lind and Dawne McKenna Parrish will be presenting.  This year, the complimentary seminar will offer a full day of programming including sessions covering the following topics: 

To view the full agenda and/or to register, click here. 

Webinar on Demand: Proactive Strategies to Address Unionization Attempts

The marked increase in unionization efforts nationally is obvious; but solutions that will address the cause, rather than the effects, of such unionization efforts are less clear. For decades, employees have turned to labor unions when they feel their company is not listening to their collective demands. Employees now have a renewed interest in communicating with labor unions to act on their behalf when they do not get what they want. For their part, unions are focusing organizational efforts on industries that have not traditionally been unionized.  In this session, Dan Clark and Michael Shoenfelt addressed the proactive measures companies can take now to address potential unionization.

To learn more or to watch a recording, click here.

Vorys at Work Podcast

Crossover Episode: ChatGPT, AI and HR

On this crossover episode, Vorys At Work Podcast host Chaz Billington, a labor and employment partner in the Vorys Cleveland office, joins Vorys IP Podcast guest host Mike Messinger, an IP partner in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office, to discuss the new generative AI tools from an HR perspective.  The two also cover best practices for using these new tools.  Play episode.

Special Episode: OSHA Vaccine Mandate

In special edition of the Vorys at Work Podcast, we present a previously recorded webinar which focused on the OSHA’s Private-Sector Vaccination/Testing Mandate. Vorys Partner and host Chaz Billington introduces the episode as well and provides recent updates to the emergency temporary standard (ETS). Throughout this episode Vorys labor and employment attorneys from our COVID-19 task force will discuss how the ETS will impact your business and the legal challenges you may face with the new requirements and will also address the rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requiring workers at Medicare and Medicaid participating facilities to be vaccinated.  Play episode.

Interview with a Plaintiff’s Attorney: Advice from the Other Side of the Pleading

In this edition of the Vorys at Work Podcast, Vorys Partner Chaz Billington is joined by Granovsky & Sundaresh Co-Founder, Alex Granovsky. As a member of the plaintiffs’ bar, Alex provides his unique perspective on common issues, procedures and practices seen in the world employment law today. The conversation touches on topics including recent developments in Ohio employment legislation, mediation strategies, typical employee grievances and more.  Play episode.

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