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Working Wise was created by the K&L Gates Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety practice to provide updates and compliance tips to lawyers and HR professionals.

Aug 19, 2022

Penny Chen, Jin To, and Jessica Kang, lawyers in K&L Gates’ Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety practice group, discuss California, Illinois, and Washington states’ various “silence no more” type acts, which prohibit employers from entering into agreements with employees that would prevent them from...


Mar 23, 2022

In this episode, Lou Patalano, Jacqueline Hoffman, and Spencer Hamer discuss employment law and the health care sector. They give a review of highlights from 2021, as well as developments that will impact employment law and the health care sector in 2022, including vaccine mandates, non-competes, and diversity, equity...


Oct 21, 2021

With Halloween creeping up, Rio Gonzalez and Claire Flowers offer various considerations employers should keep in mind as they plan any in-person or virtual holiday-related festivities for their workforce.


Sep 14, 2021

Bryan Cantrell summarizes the White House’s recent announcements directing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate coronavirus vaccination or weekly negative testing for in-person workforce, as well as...


Jul 8, 2021

Health Care partners Sarah Carlins and Jackie Hoffman interview Labor, Employment, and Workplace Safety partner Craig Leen in this episode of Working Wise, recorded in collaboration with our Triage podcast. As the former director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) at the U.S. Department of...