Live Webinar Joint Employment : How to Understand the Legal Risks and Minimize Your Liability

01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM CDT Duration 90 Minutes

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The National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. and state Departments of Labor and a number of other agencies have been broadening the definition of the term “joint employment” to include companies that previously did not have to concern themselves with this issue.


Do you use staffing agency employees (“temps”) to augment your workforce? Do you ever “borrow” employees from an affiliate, subsidiary or parent company? Are you a franchisor with one or more franchisees, who in turn hire employees? Did you know that you may have employer responsibilities to those employees in addition to the ones actually on your payroll? Even if they are not on your payroll, even if you did not directly hire them, you may be a joint employer. You may have as much responsibility as the entity that did directly hire them or who does “payroll” them. Sound confusing? It doesn’t have to be. This webinar will help de-mystify the concept of joint employment, and help you determine if and when you are a joint employer, and what to do –and not to do—if you are.

Why Should you Attend

The National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. and state Departments of Labor and a number of other agencies have been broadening the definition of the term “joint employment” to include companies that previously did not have to concern themselves with this issue. As a result, many well-intentioned employers are finding themselves making significant pay-outs that can be avoided, or at least minimized with a little bit of proactive, preventative planning. Yes, we have a new President in office, but for now all federal employment laws and regulations are the same until we hear otherwise—which means you need to have a handle on the expanding concept of joint employment and how it may affect you and your business. This webinar will help you understand when and how you might be a joint employer, your responsibilities and what steps you can take to better protect yourself.

Areas Covered

Who/What is a Joint Employer? What is Joint Employment Liability?
What areas/issues are impacted by Joint Employment?
NLRB and Joint Employment (Franchisor toward Franchisee’s employees)
-- Understand what the employment law is now and what’s at stake for corporate liability and your compliance if the standard changes
-- See why this National Labor Relations Board franchise law debate is such a big deal and how it could turn the franchise business model upside down
-- Get tips on how to prepare for any employers liability changes and ensure corporate liability compliance to protect your franchise business from huge fines and fees
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Joint Employment
--- Wage and Hour Issues and Joint Employment
--- Pre-Employment Screening and Joint Employment
--- ADA/ADAAA and Joint Employment
Workers’ Comp and Joint Employment
Worker’s Safety and Joint Employment
-- Immigration Law and Joint Employment
FMLA and Joint Employment
-- The Affordable Care Act and Joint Employment
-- Joint Employment cases
Newly enacted law in California regarding joint employment.

Who will Benefit

-- HR practitioners at all levels,
-- CEO’s,
-- CFO’s,
-- Senior Management,
-- staffing industry executives,
-- staffing industry salespeople and
-- staffing industry recruiters,
-- Hiring Managers,
-- In-House Counsel,
-- PEO executives,
-- anyone involved in contracting with staffing companies or supervising temporary/contingent workers

Industries who can attend

This 90-minute online course is intended for professionals in the all Industry. Although not presently stated in the draft , the same guide could be used by FDA Regulated Industries personnel.

Speaker Profile

Janette Levey Frisch

Janette Levey Frisch,employment and hr attorney

Janette Levey Frisch is the founder of The EmpLAWyerologist Firm, has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in Employment Law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental US, that she truly developed her passion for Employment Law.

Janette and The EmpLAWyerologist Firm operate under this core belief: It is possible, and it is in an employer's best interest, to proactively solve workforce challenges before they become problems, before they result in lawsuits or steep fines caused by government audits.

Janette works with employers on most employment law issues, acting as the Employer's Legal Wellness Professional - to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs. Janette authors the firm's weekly blog, where you can read each week, in plain English (not legalese) about issues impacting employers today. Janette has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer.

Janette has also spoken and trained on topics, such as Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process, Joint Employment, Severance Arrangements, Pre-Employment Screening among many, many others.

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