Robots, the Workplace and the Law – Coming Soon to a Workplace Near You

Robots, the Workplace and the Law — Coming Soon to a Workplace Near You

June 12, 2014 at 1:00pm ET

Robotics is changing the workplace, but as technology advances, decades-old workplace laws threaten employers with legal landmines and uncertainty.

View this webinar where Garry Mathiason, Co-Chair of the Robotics, AI & Automation Practice Group at Littler Mendelson, will unmask hidden employment and labor law compliance requirements and the benefits of a robotized workplace.

View now to learn more about areas of the law that suffer the greatest impact from the robotic revolution, anticipated future regulatory and legislative responses to robots. Learn how robotics can enhance health and safety, such as providing accommodations for paraplegics to reenter the workforce, and potentially reduce workers compensation costs.

This program has been approved for 1 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Presented by

Garry Mathiason, Littler Mendelson

Garry Mathiason

Garry Mathiason is a senior class action litigator and legal adviser at Littler Mendelson, the largest global law firm exclusively devoted to labor and employment law. He is widely recognized as a futurist and one of the leading authorities on employment law trends in the United States. He originated and co-chairs Littler's Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation Practice Group, providing legal advice and representation to the robotics industry, as well as employers deploying this technology in the workplace. He routinely advises Fortune 1000 employers regarding workplace law compliance, employee skills requirements, and retraining programs.

Mr. Mathiason has been named one of the top 100 most influential attorneys in the nation by the National Law Journal and has received the highest rankings from Chambers USA, Who's Who Legal, and The Best Lawyers in America. In 2013, he was among ten attorneys recognized in Human Resource Executive's inaugural Hall of Fame as one of the nation's most powerful employment attorneys. He has argued cases before the US and California Supreme Courts. Mr. Mathiason is a founder of and serves on the board of NAVEX Global, the ethics and compliance experts, which provides superior legal compliance solutions through an array of products and services.

View this webinar to receive >

  • An understanding of how robotic and cognitive computing technology is developing exponentially and in 20 years or less, half the current jobs will be performed by brilliant machines and customized software.
  • Guidance of the profound employment and labor law challenges that accompanies the robotizing of the workplace (e.g., privacy, safety, disparate impact on protected categories, WARN Act requirements, retraining, mandatory severance, union organizing, and mandatory subjects of negotiations).
  • Knowledge of the practical legal compliance steps for both the robotics industry and the universe of users of robotics, including anticipated regulatory and legislative requirements.