DWT’s veteran franchise and employment attorneys held this insightful and practical discussion on the highly controversial proposal by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and other government agencies to redefine "who is an employer" in order to hold franchisors and other businesses that contract with independent contractors liable for employment law violations that their franchisees or independent contractors commit.
- What is “vicarious liability” and “joint employer” liability?
- Recent legal developments affecting “joint employer” and other vicarious liability law.
The significance of “joint employer” and vicarious liability for the activities of franchisees, licensees, dealers, distributors and other strategic partners, and their employees.
- Recent legal developments impacting other areas of employment law compliance including wage and hour, safety/health, and EEO anti-discrimination.
- Practical strategies for reducing “joint employer” and vicarious liability risks in your arrangements with franchisees, licensees, dealers, distributors and others that affiliate with your brand.