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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.

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October 10, 2019 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

Hiton Americas-Houston
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

Members: FREE
Non-members: FREE

Overview (Program Summary)


ACC Houston Labor & Employment Practice Group CLE
The Latest Word on Independent Contractor & Joint Employer Issues

Houston employers have been experiencing a deluge of wage and hour claims alleging independent contractor misclassification and joint employer issues.  To help you weather the storm, please join us on Thursday, October 10 for an interactive panel discussion on the latest independent contractor and joint employer issues, including:

  • Worker Classification and Minimizing Risk
  • Best Practices to Avoid Joint Employer Liability
  • Class Action Waivers and Mass Arbitrations
  • Successfully Managing Worker Reclassifications
  • Limiting Liability Regarding Mobile Devices and Remote Work
  • The Day Rate Dilemma
  • And More!

Our industry-leader panelists will join Seyfarth’s subject matter experts, including Alex Passantino, former Acting Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, to provide you practical strategies for both minimizing risk and defending against and defeating wage and hour claims in an ever-changing legal landscape.


Scott M. Nelson, Seyfarth Shaw

Charlene Tsang-Kao, Marathon Oil
Ashley Frankson Hill, BHP
Robyn Martin, Insperity
Alex Passantino, Seyfarth Shaw
Justin Curley, Seyfarth Shaw


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Credits: 1.0 Hours CLE
State: TX

Contact (RSVP)

Elena Baer

Sponsored By

Seyfarth Shaw


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