DOL Developments and Enforcement Priorities Affecting the Staffing IndustryM

Overview

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Highlights

Recent rule-making and enforcement efforts by federal agencies stand to affect the staffing industry in several ways. Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposed rule to clarify who is an independent contractor under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, moving toward a more pro-employee definition of employment. The DOL has also ramped up its scrutiny of payroll practices by staffing companies, through comprehensive audits targeted on overtime classification. In addition, the U.S. National Labor Relations Board recently proposed a new joint employer rule, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been targeting staffing firms accused of biased hiring and other unlawful practices.

In this webinar, attorneys Don Schroeder and Kate Beattie of law firm Foley & Lardner will explain these developments, the implications for staffing companies, and ways that staffing firms can ensure compliance.

During this webinar, attendees will learn

  • How DOL and NLRB rule-making developments are proceeding
  • Which enforcement priorities of the DOL, NLRB, and EEOC will affect the staffing industry
  • Best practices regarding compliance and mitigation of risks

Presenters

Kate Beattie

Kate Beattie

Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Beattie is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the labor and employment practice group. Her work primarily involves litigation and counseling on federal and state labor and employment matters, including issues involving discrimination and harassment, leaves of absence, wage and hour disputes on an individual and class-wide basis, employee classification, wrongful termination, trade secret protection, and the enforcement of noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements. She handles employment litigation before federal and state courts, arbitrators, and administrative agencies, including state fair employment and human rights agencies. Beattie has also represented clients in cases pertaining to the False Claims Act, insider trading, and shareholder disputes.
 


Don Schroeder

Don Schroeder

Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Schroeder is a partner and labor and employment attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. He has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts, where he focuses on representing Fortune 500 clients on matters, including restrictive covenant litigation, wage and hour class actions, and single plaintiff discrimination cases. His trial experience includes a number of federal and state court jury trials involving claims under Title VII, the Americans With Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Massachusetts antidiscrimination statute (M.G.L ch. 151B). Additionally, he regularly handles traditional labor matters (focusing on the management side) for clients, including union avoidance training, unfair labor practice proceedings, union elections, mass picketing, 10(j) injunction proceedings, labor arbitrations, and collective bargaining negotiations.


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