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From Lawyer to Employer: A Shipman Podcast

From Lawyer to Employer: A Shipman Podcast

By Shipman & Goodwin LLP
From Lawyer to Employer: A Shipman Podcast aims to bring employers the latest updates in labor and employment law to educate and inspire business leaders and human resource professionals to respond to the legal challenges they may face. This podcast is produced and copyrighted by Shipman & Goodwin LLP. All rights reserved. The contents of this communication are intended for informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be construed as legal advice. This may be deemed advertising under certain state laws.
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Cannabis in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know
Cannabis workplace provisions go into effect on July 1, 2022 across the state of Connecticut.  As an employer, you might be wondering what this means for your business.  Can you prohibit the use of cannabis in the workplace? What is the difference between exempt and non-exempt employers as well as exempt and non- exempt positions?  How do these distinctions apply to your company? As you gear up to address these questions, now is the perfect time to ensure your policies are up to date.  Tune in to this week’s episode to hear guest speaker, Sarah Westby, co-chair of Shipman’s cannabis practice, share insights and answer your most pressing questions.
June 28, 2022
Will Connecticut see a wave of new cannabis workers in 2023?
Connecticut’s adult-use licensing process is underway with provisional licenses expected to be awarded this fall, and businesses looking to get up and running by 2023. This creates a host of questions for employers, labor unions, and employees. Where will these workers come from? Will they be unionized? What laws will govern the hiring, working conditions, and rights of cannabis workers? What can employers do now to prepare? This podcast aims to explore some of these key questions.
June 13, 2022
NLRB Update, Part 2: Significant NLRB Decisions and Their Effect on Employers
In our first episode,  NLRB Update, Part 1: Latest Guidance from the General Counsel's Office, host Gabe Jiran was joined by labor and employment lawyer Jarad Lucan for a discussion about the NLRB General Counsel's initiatives for the next four years and what they may mean for employers. In NLRB Update, Part 2: Significant NLRB Decisions and Their Effect on Employers Gabe and Jarad continue their discussion about recent NLRB decisions that touch on those previously discussed initiatives. Tune in to learn about pending cases that have the potential to change the standards for employers and unions alike.
May 12, 2022
Bonus Episode: What to Expect at this Year’s Legal Update for the Public Sector
On May 5, 2022, Shipman will host our annual virtual seminar for the public sector. Details here. We have received a few questions about the event and to help answer these burning questions we have recorded this special bonus episode of From Lawyer to Employer: A Shipman Podcast. Joining our host Gabe Jiran, is school law lawyer and this year’s virtual seminar MC, Jessica Ritter, to provide a brief overview and some key details about what our listeners can expect during this year’s event. With topics ranging from paid and unpaid leave to vendor contracting to indoor air quality to recent developments in data privacy and security, this year’s program will have something for everyone in the public sector. We hope you will join us for our most engaging virtual format yet. Register now!
April 27, 2022
The Results Are In For The H-1B Cap Lottery... What If I Lost?
In our very first episode, The Scoop on the H-1B Cap Lottery, host Gabe Jiran and Bradley Harper discussed the process and outlined the next steps for employers who wish to enter foreign workers in the H-1B cap lottery registration. The registration period has come to a close and the results are in! The USCIS has notified the selected registrants and moved on to the next step in the process. As with any lottery, there are winners and losers. In this episode, Gabe welcomes back Bradley, to discuss the H-1B Visa Cap Lottery results and explore what happens if you or your employee did not get selected to file the actual H-1B Petition. Are there other non-immigration visa options available to you or your employees?
April 06, 2022
NLRB Update, Part 1: Latest Guidance from the General Counsel’s Office
This is the first episode of a two-part series regarding recent activity at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that will affect employers in the near future.  In this episode, host Gabe Jiran will be joined by labor and employment lawyer Jarad Lucan for a conversation about the NLRB’s focus and priorities over the coming years.  In particular, the NLRB’s General Counsel has indicated that many decisions issued over the past several years will be revisited, including decisions related to employer policies, union access, and the scope of protected activity.  Gabe and Jarad will discuss what this agenda from the NLRB may mean for employers, and how they should prepare themselves now. Tune in for part 2 of our NLRB update next month.
March 09, 2022
The Scoop on the H-1B Cap Lottery
Welcome to the first season of From Lawyer to Employer: A Shipman Podcast. For employers facing staffing challenges due to the labor shortage, the H-1B visa category presents a viable option for employers who wish to add skilled foreign professionals in specialty occupations to their ranks. With a limited number of H-1B visas available, now is the time to prepare. In our first episode, Shipman’s Employment and Labor group chair, Gabe Jiran, and immigration lawyer Bradley Harper will discuss the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa and the H-1B Cap Lottery process and outline the next steps for employers who wish to enter foreign workers in the upcoming H-1B Cap lottery registration period, beginning in March.
February 11, 2022