Alternative Workforces: Minimizing Liability for Joint Employment and Contractor Misclassification
Mitigating Risks When Using Subcontractors, Temp Agencies, Leased Employees, Interns and Independent Contractors
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide employment counsel in evaluating and mitigating the legal risks inherent in using an alternative workforce to meet staffing needs. The panel will explain best practices for minimizing liabilities that may arise under a joint employer theory or contractor misclassification theory.
Potential areas of liability exposure
- Joint employer liability
- Misclassification of contractors and interns
Best practices to minimize risk
- "Hiring" workers
- Managing the workforce
- Training workers
- Terminating workers
- Key terms to include in agreements with staffing agencies and contractors
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the high-cost potential liabilities facing employers that use an alternative workforce?
- What are some best practices related to compensation, benefits, terminations and workforce management that can help employers minimize risk when using contingent workers?
- What are the key features of a well-drafted agreement for employers with staffing agencies and contractors to protect employers from future liability?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
W. Gary Fowler
He is Chair of the firm’s Dallas Labor and Employment Section, and is an expert in employment contracts,... | Read More
He is Chair of the firm’s Dallas Labor and Employment Section, and is an expert in employment contracts, noncompetition covenants, workplace situations, preventative employment issues, protection of employer interests, disability, and discrimination lawsuits. He has defended employers before the DOL, the NLRB and the OSHA.Close
James M. Nelson
He is the Chair of the firm's Sacramento Labor and Employment Group. He represents employers and ERISA plan... | Read More
He is the Chair of the firm's Sacramento Labor and Employment Group. He represents employers and ERISA plan fiduciaries in matters concerning ERISA compliance, fiduciary responsibility, collective bargaining, wage and hour, employee benefits, safety, discrimination, wrongful termination, and other labor and employment issues.Close