National Labor Relations Board Joint-Employer Doctrine: Important Revisions in 2015
Overview:In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will help firms understand the latest revisions sought by National Labor Relations Board regarding the Joint-Employer Doctrine. The panel will discuss the joint-employer doctrine rule and discuss the implications of the significant proposed changes promulgated by the Board.
Key topics include:
- The Current Joint-Employer Standard
- Requirements to the Joint-Employer Doctrine Rule
- Old Doctrine vs. Newly Revised Doctrine: Resurrecting the Past
- Practical Implications for Established Business Relationships
- Franchisor-franchisee Relationships: McDonald's Case
- Compliance, Risks, and Litigation
NLRB Division of Advice
- Present State of the Board’s Law on Joint Employer Status
- The General Counsel’s Position in Browning-Ferris
- Application of that Proposed New Standard to the Franchise Context
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- What is the Labor Board’s new standard?
- What is the likely new definition of “Joint Employer”?
- How will that new standard affect different kinds of business relationships (such as, subcontracting and franchising)?
- What are the legal implications of being a Joint Employer?
- What is the liability for unfair labor practices?
- What is the obligation to bargain over a decision affecting the “direct” employer’s employees?
- What is the obligation of a joint employer under the “direct” employer’s collective bargaining agreements?
- What can companies do to mitigate risk?
Simandl Law Group, S.C.
Franchisor-Franchisee Relationships: Spotlight on the McDonald’s Case
- Status of the Case To Date
- Operational Changes Taking Place Pending Outcome
- Direct Implications to the Franchise Model and Industry Impact
Who Should Attend:
- Labor Counsel
- Employment and Labor Lawyers
- In-House Counsel
- Legal and Senior Executives
- HR Managers
- Private and Public Companies
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
Jayme L. Sophir is the Deputy Associate General Counsel in the NLRB’s Division of Advice, which provides guidance to the Agency’s Regional Offices regarding difficult or novel legal issues arising in the processing of unfair labor practice charges. The Division of Advice has been the office largely responsible for developing and articulating the General Counsel’s proposed broader standard for determining when entities that do not directly employ employees should nevertheless be considered “joint employers” of those employees. Ms. Sophir oversaw the drafting of the General Counsel’s brief to the NLRB on the joint employer issues in the Browning-Ferris case, as well as the application of the proposed new standard in the franchising context.
Jayme L. Sophir is the Deputy Associate General Counsel in the NLRB’s Division of Advice, which provides guidance to the …
Michael Starr, a partner in Holland & Knight's New York office, represents management in a broad range of industries including hospitality, communications, media, publishing and management consulting, as well as in financial services, retail, manufacturing and construction. Appearing regularly before state and federal trial and appellate courts, he represents management in lawsuits arising under federal law and in proceedings before the NLRB; he also defends employers in class action lawsuits alleging employment discrimination or wage-law violations, non-competition and employee disloyalty litigation, employment discrimination, breach of contract and other matters. Mr. Starr is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and is ranked in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, and has a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating.
Michael Starr, a partner in Holland & Knight's New York office, represents management in a broad range of industries including …
Ann Barry Hanneman is a principal at Simandl Law Group, S.C. where she represents businesses in labor and employment law matters. Ms. Hanneman has successfully tried federal court jury trials and regularly represents employers in administrative matters, federal and state court proceedings and in labor arbitrations. In addition, Ms. Hanneman’s practice includes advising on employment discrimination issues, negotiating separation agreements, handling sexual harassment complaints, drafting employee handbooks and developing policies.
Ms. Hanneman is a frequent author and speaker on employment law issues and provides management training on such topics as employment discrimination, sexual harassment investigations, FMLA and ADA compliance, discipline and discharge, and updates on current cases and legislation affecting employment law and human resources.
Ms. Hanneman graduated from Marquette University Law School and received her Bachelor of Science, with an Integral Honors Degree, from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York.
Ann Barry Hanneman is a principal at Simandl Law Group, S.C. where she represents businesses in labor and employment law …
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2.0 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credits)
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About Holland & Knight LLP
Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers and other professionals in 20 U.S. offices, as well as Bogotá and Mexico City. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location.
About Simandl Law Group, S.C.
Simandl Law Group, S.C. is a boutique law firm located in Waukesha, Wisconsin that represents businesses in labor and employment matters. The Firm provides a broad range of legal services addressing all workplace issues and strategically partners with its business clients to address issues that arise from the employment relationship. The Firm believes that employees are the cornerstone of every business and business success is dependent on effectively managing employment relationships. The Firm’s services include counseling in the areas of employment law compliance, wage and hour administration, employee benefits and labor law in addition to defending employment claims filed in all forums including administrative agencies and federal and/or state court.