Addressing Issues and Mitigating Risks of Joint Employer Liability: What Lies Ahead in 2017
In its 2015 Browning-Ferris decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has established a new joint employer standard which radically broadened the definition of joint employment and expanded the potential liability for employers under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Although, the new joint employer standard was set to strengthen collective bargaining, many still believe that it will bring negative implications to unions membership and franchise employment considering its obscurity and weak economic justification. Thus, it is imperative for employers and other members of the business community to keep themselves abreast with the latest regulatory developments and trends to effectively address and mitigate potential risks and pitfalls associated with the evolving joint employer standard.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will help the audience better understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the critical issues and best practices with respect to Joint Employer Liability. Speakers will also offer best compliance and risk mitigation strategies.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- The Legal Framework of Joint Employer Liability
- NLRB's New Definition of Joint Employment
- New Collective Bargaining Obligations
- Significant Issues and Potential Implications
- Recent Regulatory Developments
- Risk Mitigation Strategies
- Best Compliance Practices
Michael J. Slocum, Attorney
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- Brief overview of NLRB’s landmark ruling in Browning-Ferris
- DC Circuit rejects NLRB’s revised standard in NLRB v. CNN, but does not answer whether Browning-Ferris may stand
- Arguments before/Decision of DC Circuit in Browning-Ferris itself
Martine Tariot Wells, Attorney
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
- Withdrawal of the U.S. DOL’s withdrawal of its 2016 WHD Administrator Interpretation No. 2016-1
- Important case updates and developments – Salinas v. J.I. General Contractors, Inc. (Fourth Circuit) – new six factor test
- Franchise issues -- Subway’s voluntary agreement with the DOL WHD
- Current compliance and mitigation priorities
Who Should Attend:
- Employment and Labor Lawyers
- Employment Law Advisers
- HR Executives
- Employee Relations Manager
- 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 …
Martine Wells is a litigator and trusted advisor who specializes in employment law. Her practice has a specific emphasis on wage and hour class and collective actions under the Colorado Wage Claim Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). She represents employers, strategizing to mitigate and resolve potential claims as efficiently as possible, and when necessary, preparing cases for litigation. Martine’s counsel is sought after by clients looking for creative solutions to managing complex wage and hour issues. She is particularly focused on issues impacting the health care industry, but is also well versed in counseling employers across industries regarding myriad workplace issues. She regularly speaks and writes on wage and hour issues. Martine was selected as a Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star for Employment Litigation Defense from 2015 – 2017.
Martine Wells is a litigator and trusted advisor who specializes in employment law. Her practice has a specific emphasis on …
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About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite.
About Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck practices in the areas of corporate, intellectual property, natural resources, real estate, public policy and litigation. The firm has more than 250 attorneys and legislative consultants in offices across the western US and in Washington, DC and Atlantic City. The firm works in industries such as gaming, hospitality, water, energy, health care, real estate, private equity and telecommunications technology, construction, banking and finance.
Brownstein’s employment team, with a deep bench of attorneys, paralegals, and litigation support members, represents multi-jurisdictional clients from risk analysis through trial or arbitration. The team also specializes in employment issues across the board, including advice, counsel, and risk mitigation; policies, procedures, handbooks, trainings, and best practices; wage and hour class and collective actions; state and federal agency administrative proceedings; labor issues; and mergers and acquisition and transactional support.