Vorys at Work Podcast

Episode 09

Data Privacy Important with Employees Working From Home Amid COVID-19

As lockdowns continue across the country, employers face new coronavirus-related legal developments seemingly every day. But in addition to all the new legislation in the CARES Act and elsewhere, compliance with other long-established regulations is still critically important. Among those fundamental requirements, work--related privacy rules are among the most significant. Privacy restrictions that existed long before the pandemic apply now more than ever, with potentially devastating consequences for mistakes. In this episode of the "Vorys at Work" podcast, Lisa Pierce Reisz, a partner in the Vorys privacy group, joins Podcast Host Jackie Ford to provide an overview of some of the most important privacy issues employers are now facing and offer practical advice for staying ahead of them.  Play episode.

With special guest Lisa Pierce Reisz.



To see all of Vorys' resources and content around the COVID-19 pandemic, visit www.vorys.com/coronavirus

Episode 08

Special Episode: Vorys on Call: Coronavirus

In this special episode of “Vorys at Work,” we feature a recording of a program called "Vorys on Call: Coronavirus." This was program presented on Thursday, March 19, 2020, by Vorys attorneys from several practice areas and disciplines. The attorneys came together to share their considerations as businesses navigate the business and legal-related issues tied to COVID-19.  Play episode.

The Vorys attorneys featured on this special episode of the Vorys at Work podcast are: 


                 
Robert A. Harris          Christine M. Poth


                   
Jolie N. Havens          Robert A. Bell, Jr.


                 

Elizabeth Farrar         Thomas E. Szykowny


The related items referenced in the podcast can be found at the links below:

  • To learn more about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provisions mentioned in this episode that impact employers, click here.
  • To learn more about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provisions that impact health care providers, click here.
  • To see all of Vorys' resources and content around the COVID-19 pandemic, visit www.vorys.com/coronavirus

Episode 07

Gender Identity & Expression in the Workplace

In this episode of “Vorys at Work,” Jackie Ford talks with the executive director of Equality Ohio, Alana Jochum, for practical advice about accommodating various aspects of gender expression in the workplace. Equality Ohio advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Play episode.

With special guest Alana Jochum



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Episode 06

You've Got a Secret: HR's Role in Trade Secret Protection 

Everyone, everywhere, has secrets.  And when those secrets are important to your business, it’s critical that you protect them from disclosure, neglect, and outright theft. In this episode of “Vorys at Work,” Jackie Ford talks with Vorys Partner Carey Jordan about some of the most common and serious trade secret issues employers should be aware of and how to protect these critical company assets.  Play episode.

With special guest Carey Jordan


Episode 05

Employment Issues in the Gig Economy 

In the gig economy, workers make their living through irregular short-term assignments, typically on an independent contractor basis. The number of gig employees is steadily increasing and the “gig” business model is growing in the broader business sector. We talk with Vorys attorney Nelson Cary about what legal issues employers should be aware of when using gig workers and other independent contractors. Play episode.

With special guest Nelson Cary.


 


The related items referenced in the podcast can be found at the links below:

Episode 04

Opioids In The Workplace

According to research by the American Psychiatric Association, nearly a third of all Americans say they know someone who is or has been addicted to opioids or prescription painkillers. In this episode of “Vorys at Work,” Jackie Ford talks with Vorys health care lawyer and registered nurse Robin Amicon about the pharmacology of opioid addiction and about testing, training, and accommodation issues for employers dealing with opioid-related issues. Play episode.


With special guest Robin Amicon



Jackie also recently authored an article on this topic for Corporate Counsel titled "America's Opioid Crisis: What Employers and Their Counsel Need to Know"

Episode 03

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

With medical marijuana rapidly becoming legal in many states yet remaining illegal under federal law, it can be difficult for employers to stay up to date. We talk with Vorys attorney Mike Griffaton about what the implications are regarding these laws, how to anticipate their impact, and the steps you should be taking now to adapt your organization to those changes. Play episode.


With special guest Mike Griffaton


Episode 02

Immigration: Employers in the Middle

With U.S. immigration policy changing seemingly every day, and enforcement actions on the rise, employers have been thrown into the middle of one of the most contentious issues in America today. We talk with Vorys immigration attorney Dave Cook about the most serious immigration issues U.S. employers are facing and how best to adapt to them. Play episode.


With special guest Dave Cook


EPISODE 01

Managing the Me Too Backlash

This episode focuses on the #MeToo movement and the unintended consequences surrounding the phenomena – and specifically the “#MeToo backlash” that has created its own set of potential legal risks. We’ll discuss the forms that backlash is taking and some practical steps for protecting your organization from it. Play episode.


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