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Business Law Training: A Supersized Mess? How the NLRB’s Recent Attempts to Deem McDonald’s a Joint Employer Could Affect Franchising and Your Business

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Presentation Overview: 

The National Labor Relations Board Office of the General Counsel recently determined that a franchisor, McDonald’s USA, LLC, could potentially be responsible for its franchisees' actions under a “joint employer” theory. This determination, if successful, has wide-ranging implications to both the franchise community and businesses in general. This presentation will examine the legal and political circumstances surrounding the decision, as well as the potential effects on the theories of joint employment and vicarious liability, and suggest potential proactive steps that franchisors and businesses can take to protect themselves.

Time:
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. (Pacific Time) – Program

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (AZ/Mountain Time) – Lunch & Program

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. (Central Time) – Lunch & Program

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. (Eastern Time) – Lunch & Program

Registrations must be received by Monday, February 9, 2015.

Who Should Attend?
This seminar is designed for in-house counsel and other interested corporate executives. Clients attending will receive a CLE report at the end of the year for all earned credit.

We will apply for one hour of continuing legal education credit in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Virginia, and Wisconsin. We will issue a Certificate of Attendance to Arizona attendees as the State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.

If you are member of another jurisdiction that does not honor CLE credit from AZ, FL, IL, IN, VA, or WI, we will be happy to provide the materials needed in order for you to apply for CLE credit. Please contact Donna Key, our CLE Coordinator, at donna.key@quarles.com.

Questions? Please contact Sheri Kotas at (414) 277-5402 or sheri.kotas@quarles.com.

Mark your calendars for the second Thursday of each month for our ongoing continuing legal education programs.