Top 5 Joint Employer Questions Answered

Webinar: ID# 1021510
Recorded CD
About This Course:
In an economic environment where businesses must find creative staffing solutions to get work done, how do they recognize the hidden dangers in having workers with different types of working relationships?

This webinar helps responsible employers understand the different types of employment relationships, the pros and cons of each, and how to avoid unknowingly changing an individual's employment status.

Discuss the various tests available for determining employment status, the responsibilities that can flow with being a joint employer, and how to begin the process of determining the best working relationships for your business.

Failing to have a handle on the employment statuses of those working for and with your business can have dramatic consequences ranging from wage and hour issues to discrimination liability in the thousands of dollars.


What Is Joint Employment?
  • Types of Joint Employment
  • Typical Situations Where Each Is Used
What Are the Responsibilities of a Joint Employer?
  • Wage and Hour Issues
  • Benefits
  • Evaluation/Feedback
  • Title VII/Discrimination
What About Independent Contractors?
  • Independent Contractor Defined
  • Is an Independent Contractor an Employee?
  • How Much Control Do I Have?
What Tests Are Used to Determine Employment Status?
  • Traditional
  • Current
  • State-Level Differences
New Developments
  • Browning-Ferris
  • DOL and EEOC Positions on Independent Contractors and Joint Employment
What Type of Employment Arrangement Is Best for My Business?
  • Factors to Consider
  • Peos/Staffing Agencies
  • Independent Contractors
About The Presenter

Matthew F. Nieman
  • Principal and Litigation manager in Jackson Lewis P.C.'s Washington, D.C. Region office
  • Represents employers in a broad spectrum of labor and employment law matters, including discrimination, wage and hour, questions related to the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), and workplace drug-testing issues
  • Actively involved in all phases of the litigation process
  • Regularly speaks to and provides training to employer groups on various workplace-related topics, including sexual harassment, discrimination, substance-abuse prevention, and litigation avoidance
  • Past-president and current legislative liaison for the Dulles Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Member of the Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia Bars
  • Selected for inclusion in Virginia Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star each year since 2010 as well as recognized in the Washington Post Magazine as a Washington D.C. Metro Area Outstanding Young Lawyer each year since 2013
  • J.D. degree, William & Mary School of Law; B.S. degree in indistrial and labor relations, Cornell University
John M. Remy
  • Managing principal of Jackson Lewis P.C.'s Washington, D.C. Region office
  • Practice focuses exclusively on labor and employment litigation and counseling
  • Represents employers in federal and state court lawsuits covering a wide range of statutes and subjects, including federal and state anti-discrimination laws, whistle-blower and wrongful termination claims, wage and hours laws, covenants not to compete, breach of duty of loyalty and breach of contract
  • Extensive experience litigating class and collective actions, including nationwide FLSA collective actions and nationwide race discrimination and disability discrimination class actions
  • Represents employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, and numerous state and local agencies
  • Under his management, the D.C. Region office has grown from 13 to 40 attorneys in the past five years, and named one of the D.C. area's "go to" SmartLawyers by SmartCEO magazine
  • Member of the Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia Bars
  • Graduate, Northwestern University; J.D. degree, University of Michigan Law School
  • Member of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia
Top 5 Joint Employer Questions Answered
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