A weekly podcast dedicated to plain speak on today's legal issues.
Episode 1 - Allegations at the State Capitol.
In this episode Giovanna and Scott discuss the recent allegations of sexual harassment against New York Governor Cuomo, as well as confidentiality agreements, or "gag orders."
Episode 2 - Straight talk about the food that we eat - A conversation with Eric Lovenduski of Slate River Farms.
In this episode Scott talks with Eric about some of the many ambiguous terms around the food that we put on our table, as well as the importance of planning in family owned businesses and the future of regenerative farming.
Episode 3 - Vaccines, Recreational Marijuana at work, George Floyd and more...
In this episode Giovanna and Scott discuss some legal issues in the news, including New York's push to mass vaccination and what it means for employees, as well as legalization of recreational marijuana, the civil settlements in the Floyd, Garner and Taylor cases, and the Biden's dog.
Episode 4 - The Workplace During Covid
With very few exceptions, most of us are either employees or employers. Whether we own a small business, work for one, or work for a large company, we fall into the category of employer or employee.
Needless to say, the last year has been challenging on many levels, among those the workplace. The rules have been changing rapidly, often leaving employers and employees guessing what they can and cannot do.
Our guest on this episode is Joanmarie Dowling. Joanmarie is a former big law firm attorney, and is currently the owner of Dowling law, a law firm that advises and represents for-profit and not-for-profit employers of all sizes in a variety of labor and employment matters, including screening and hiring, discrimination and harassment, reasonable accommodations, leave management, unionization and labor relations, wage and hour, and discipline and discharge.
On this episode we try to break down the changing landscape of the workplace during COVID. We talk about leave, unemployment, remote work and, of course, vaccinations, and we discuss both how things are going, and how they might improve.
Whether you're a small business owner, management level employer or employee, I think you'll find this episode very informative.
Episode 5 - Week in Review: Another shooting, Sidney Powell, and Deshaun Watson
In this weekly review episode, Giovanna and Scott discuss the most recent shooting in Minnesota, and consider a question about the alleged confusion between a gun and taser. We go on to discuss the defense asserted by the attorney Sidney Powell in a lawsuit against her following statements made about voting machines after the 2020 Presidential election. Finally, we discuss the most recent changes in the lawsuits involving Deshaun Watson, the quarterback for the Houston Texans.
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