Lunch will be provided at this educational event. Recent court decisions and agency initiatives are re-defining who is an “employer” and, consequently, who bears the risks of employment related claims. Additionally, wage and hour issues and new workplace safety initiatives continue to present large risks for employers. Jim Yates, Esq., SHRM-SCP, SPHR of the law firm of Eastman & Smith Ltd. will discuss these recent legal developments and ways to minimize employer risk.
I. Independent Contractors
A. Risks of misclassification
B. Who can be liable for claims by independent contractors?
II. Joint Employers
A. Joint employer rulings under NLRB
B. Agency initiatives expanding the concept of joint employer
III. Wage and Hour
A. Update regarding white collar exemption final regulation
B. Recent wage and hour court decisions
IV. Workplace Safety
A. OSHA/DOJ criminal penalty initiatives
B. Severe injury reporting initiative update