CANCELLED: New ‘Joint Employer’ Rule: Employer Safety Requirements & Liabilities
Please note, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The US Dept. of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have issued new rules that change the definition of “joint employer” substantially. This will impact OSHA activities at many affected companies, from franchises to subsidiaries, and when looking at staffing agency/host employer relations.
In this 60-minute program we’ll take a close look at the new meaning of “joint employers” and what this means to employers’ safety practices, responsibilities and liabilities. Join us to discover:
- Industries most impacted by the rule changes, and how to minimize legal exposure
- How DOL’s 2020 rule aligns with OSHA’s Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine
- Keys to developing compliant safety, reporting and training policies
- Ensuring staffing agencies and subcontractors meet OSHA compliance requirements
- Which workers now classify as independent contractors for purposes of the NLRB and OSHA
- What franchises need to consider when developing corporate safety and health management programs
New “Joint Employer” Definition and Impact on Safety Requirements
- How OSHA’s multi-employer worksite doctrine interfaces with the new DOL “joint employer” rule and what it means for inspections, penalties and settlements
- What OSHA expects in terms of coordination between staffing agencies and host employers
- When can franchisors insist on safety and health programs, training, and audits and what does this mean for “joint employer” status?
- When workers can now be classified as “independent contractors” and how that affects OSHA enforcement, reporting and worker’s compensation.
Protecting Worker Safety – and Workers’ Rights
- How can staffing agencies and host employers best coordinate on issues such as training and PPE provision without tripping the “joint employer” classification?
- “Control factors” OSHA will examine when determining the scope of Corporate Settlement Agreements and inclusion in the SVEP inspection program
- How the new rules impact workers’ right to organize and file whistleblower complaints
About the Speaker
Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP, is president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC, with offices in the DC metro area, Colorado and WV.
- She is an attorney and Certified Mine Safety Professional, who represents employers nationwide in OSHA, MSHA and employment law matters. Adele also provides safety, health and HR consultation, training and auditing services. She is also on the faculty of the University of Colorado and Catholic University of America, where she instructs on employment, labor and safety law.
- Adele is a graduate of the George Washington University National Law School, and holds a BS degree from the University of MD. She is admitted to multiple state and federal courts, including the US Supreme Court, and is the co-author of several books on occupational safety and health.
Join us to get a clear understanding of the new “joint employer” rules and the steps employers need to take to develop safety policies and practices that meet compliance requirements and protect workers.
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