Meeting Archive:
Is That My Employee? Multi-Employer, Joint-Employer, Independent Contractors and Temp Workers


Meeting Description:
Is That My Employee?  Multi-Employer, Joint-Employer, Independent Contractors and Temp Workers
 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 1 PM ET
 
Presented by Jordan B. Schwartz, Eric J. Conn and Lindsay A. Smith

Employers’ perceptions about their legal responsibilities for certain workers is not always reality.  Although an employer may classify workers as temporary workers or independent contractors, that does not mean the Department of Labor takes the same view.  Recently, DOL has been vocal about its belief that most workers should be treated as employees, insinuating that in a majority of cases, it would hold employers accountable for the specific obligations of an employer-employee relationship.  Additionally, employers may have certain obligations and potential liability depending on their role at multi-employer worksites or in joint employer situations.

Overall, DOL has been cracking down on employee misclassification and division of responsibility among multiple employers; thus, it is essential for employers to carefully evaluate the employment relationship and their own individual function at in the multi-employer context.

Participants in this webinar will learn:
  • Criteria used to evaluate the employer-employee relationship
  • Employers roles on a multi-employer worksite and the specific obligations associated with each role
  • Guidance on how to clearly establish an independent contractor relationship
  • How to lawfully and effectively manage temporary workers at your workplace
Details
Date: Tue, Aug 16, 2016
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): Jordan B. Schwartz, Eric J. Conn and Lindsay A. Smith
 Presenter Information
Jordan B. Schwartz
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Jordan B. Schwartz is a partner in Conn Maciel Carey’s national Labor • Employment Practice Group. He focuses his practice on representing employers in all aspects of the employment relationship.

Mr. Schwartz works to create workplace solutions for his clients across all industries. He defends employers in litigation at both the federal and state levels, including matters related to ADA, FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, and affirmative action/OFCCP regulations. He advises clients regarding the protection of trade secrets and the misappropriation of confidential or proprietary information, both defending employers and pursuing enforcement against former employees. When relevant, Mr. Schwartz provides advice and counsel to unionized and non-unionized workplaces regarding the employer’s rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Mr. Schwartz counsels employers on how to develop lawful strategies to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


Eric J. Conn
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Eric J. Conn is a founding partner and Chair of the national OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group at the law firm Conn Maciel Carey PLLC, where he focuses his practice on all aspects of occupational safety & health law.  Mr. Conn represents employers in inspections, investigations and enforcement actions involving OSHA, the CSB, MSHA, EPA and state and local safety related agencies.  He also handles all aspects of OSHA litigation, from criminal prosecutions to appeals of citations. 

Mr. Conn also conducts and directs attorney-client privileged workplace safety audits, delivers safety training, and helps employers develop and implement compliant safety and health programs.  He writes and speaks extensively on safety & health law issues, including authoring chapters in multiple OSHA Treatises.

Lindsay A. Smith
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Lindsay A. Smith is an associate in both Conn Maciel Carey PLLC's national OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group and Labor and Employment Group, where she focuses her practice on all aspects of occupational safety & health law.  Ms. Smith represents employers in inspections, investigations and enforcement actions involving OSHA, the Chemical Safety Board, MSHA, EPA and state and local safety related agencies.  She also handles all aspects of OSHA litigation, from criminal prosecutions to appeals of citations.

For more information about our OSHA Practice Group, visit the OSHA Practice page on our website.  Also, check out our OSHA Defense Report blog.

 

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