Expanding the Joint Employer Standard

Expanding the Joint Employer Standard

October 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm ET
Duration 1.0 hours

This webinar discusses the new joint employer standard and talks through practical recommendations for ways employers can reduce their risk of liability.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a groundbreaking decision that established new standards for what constitutes a joint employer relationship and how these relationships are established. It’s a ruling that is sure to impact arrangements with franchisees, licensees, dealers, distributors and others. For instance, many believe the NLRB’s pronouncement will make it easier for unions to negotiate on behalf of workers at companies that rely on contractors and franchisees.

With an increasing number of workers employed by contractors and temporary agencies, this ruling will have wide-ranging implications. Join Greenberg Traurig attorney Todd Wozniak, of the firm’s Atlanta office, as he discusses the new joint employer standard and talk through practical recommendations for ways employers can reduce their risk of liability.

Presented by

Todd Wozniak

Todd Wozniak

Todd Wozniak also is a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office and is a frequent lecturer and writer on a wide range of employment law and business-related issues. He is co-chair of the firm’s National Labor and Employment Practice’s ERISA Litigation team.

During his career, Todd has handled a variety of matters affecting joint employment. In addition, he has defended more than a dozen class or collective action lawsuits and tried more than 40 cases or arbitrations to verdict.

By attending the webinar, participants will understand:

  • The NLRB’s new rule (announced in its Browning-Ferris decision) for establishing a joint employer relationship.
  • How the joint employer rule and Department of Labor guidance regarding independent contractor standards is likely to impact other employment laws.
  • The consequences of misclassification, and what the new rule means for various business models and industries.