In the past several months, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have announced new criteria and focused initiatives to enhance the likelihood that joint employer liability will apply under a variety of employment laws. The new focus on joint employer issues will result in increased liability and additional obligations for businesses using non-employees in any aspect of their business. This webinar will explore the new tests for joint employer liability and provide guidance as to how to navigate the changing joint employer landscape. - See more at: http://ilchamber.org/event/webinar-emerging-joint-employer-obligations/#sthash.OLcH987Y.dpuf
On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced its new test for determining joint-employer status. The Browning-Ferris Industries decision. Its now the “morning after” and companies are beginning to grapple with the headache created by this new test. As vendor contracts are the prime vehicle for establishing joint employer status, join Baker & McKenzie, in coordination with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, for a webinar as we explain the new join employer standards adopted by the NLRB and share the 10 “commandments” of preparing vendor agreements to avoid inadvertently becoming a joint employer. During this webinar, you will learn: • What is partial joint employer? (yes, such a creature exists) • The consequences and liabilities to your company as a joint employer in whole, or, in part • 10 drafting and review steps to avoid becoming a joint employer
In rejecting over 30 years of precedent, the NLRB established a new standard of determining joint-employer status when two or more seemingly independent businesses conduct business with one another. The NLRB's new joint employer standard will have an impact on temporary staffing business models. In short, the decision lays the groundwork to overturn other past NLRB decisions and will, if left unchecked, alter how two or more independent businesses conduct business in the US. The decision is one of many past and future decisions that will be carefully examined in this 90 minute webinar. Additionally, this webinar will also provide an examination into how other administrative agencies, and the courts, have increasingly broadened the joint employer liability concept in other labor and employment areas such as: discrimination/wrongful termination; wage/hour; immigration; workers compensation; and benefits/ERISA.
It's a complex process and one that requires careful action on the part of management to limit unnecessary exposure and costly pitfalls. This 90 minute webinar, reserved exclusively for management, will highlight the legalities and processes involved; Employees rights to shed a unon as their 'exclusive bargaining representative'; understanding and reacting to the deauthorization and decertification process; communicating the employer's position effectively and using persuaders; negotiating contracts strategically; combating union ULPs and picketing/strikes; and involving the NLRB and courts.
More and more, the Board is finding that even the most well-intentioned rules and policies unlawfully inhibit employees from engaging in activities protected by the National Labor Relations Act. Recently, the Board's Office of the General Counsel published guidance on this ever evolving area of labor law. This webinar discusses the Board's latest guidance, as well as other recent case developments, and provide insight into what employers need to know in order to review their handbooks and other rules and ensure conformity with the law.