Emerging Issues and Mitigating Risks of Joint Employer Liability
National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) redefinition of the joint employer liability doctrine last 2015 has continued to create a buzz across the business community. Certain bodies such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the International Franchise Association (IFA) claimed that such ruling poses a more serious problem and danger to franchise operators and small businesses. In sum, IFA fears that it might jeopardize small business franchisees in the long run in such a way that other regulatory agencies might start applying expansive standards to find joint employment status under their statutes.
With the emerging issues that joint employer liability is dawned with, it is important for operators and franchisees to shield their businesses. Knowing the threats, as well as ways to mitigate, is an effective edge to safeguard common interests.
In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help business operators and franchisees understand the important aspects and emerging issues in joint employer liability. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing significant mitigation tips that will coincide with existing laws to keep to maintain the benefit of every party involved.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- Joint Employer Liability – Legal Framework
- NLRB's New Definitions
- Deeper Comparison and Analysis of the Old and New Definitions
- How "S. 2015/H.R. 3459" Will Affect Further Issues
- The Stand of U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the International Franchise Association (IFA)
- Ways to Mitigate Liabilities
Michael J. Slocum, Attorney
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- Relevant Statutory Definitions of “Employer”
- Title VII
- Overview of EEOC’s Title VII Approach, Exemplar Cases
- EEOC’s Argument to DC Circuit
- Response to EEOC’s Argument
Dean J. Schaner, Partner
Holland & Knight LLP
- Boiling down essential joint employer representative cases in the employment law setting.
- Practical considerations for the practitioner based on the case law analysis.
- Best practices to avoid joint employer liability. Policies, Procedures and Corporate entity issues.
Who Should Attend:
- Employment and Labor Lawyers
- Employment Law Advisers
- Business Operators and Franchisees
- Top Level Management
- Multinational Companies
- Private and Public Companies
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
Michael J. Slocum focuses his practice on labor and employment law, including the defense of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge and whistleblower claims. He has represented employers in a broad array of industries and at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts, as well as before a variety of state and federal administrative agencies.
Michael has written and spoken numerous times on a multitude of issues facing employers in diverse industries. He was listed in Super Lawyers magazine as a New Jersey Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2013 and was part of the winning team for Law360’s "Employment Practice Group of the Year" and New Jersey Law Journal’s "General Litigation Department of the Year" award in 2013.
Michael received his J.D., with honors, from Rutgers School of Law – Newark and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Michael J. Slocum focuses his practice on labor and employment law, including the defense of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge and …
Dean Schaner is a Houston litigation attorney with Holland & Knight who has practiced employment and labor law for more than 27 years. He represents employers in all aspects of unfair competition, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), wrongful termination, and tort and contract claims arising out of employment relationships. Mr. Schaner has tried a wide variety of cases in both federal and state courts, including the successful defense of an energy company in a class action case in which plaintiffs sought $30 million in damages. He also advises clients on the risks and implications social media may have in the labor and employment arena.
Dean Schaner is a Houston litigation attorney with Holland & Knight who has practiced employment and labor law for more than …
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