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State SHRM Conference April 17-20:
Jim Morris, Keynote Speaker
Athlete, Author, Teacher and Inspiration for the Movie, "The Rookie"

Join us at the Homestead to hear Jim Morris' inspirational story of how chasing dreams and keeping promises brought him national acclaim and success.

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DOL Issues New Guidance on Joint Employment Relationships
Guidance Tied to Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act

Victor Cardwell, Principal
Chair, Labor and Employment Practice Group


You could find yourself liable for the conduct of another employer, if you are not careful.

Let’s face it: Changes in the economy have changed the structure of workplaces. More and more, the possibility that a worker is jointly engaged by two or more employers has become important to understand in recent years. What’s more, there are also concepts such as “horizontal” and “vertical” joint employment relationships to consider and the DOL recognizes both of them.

In Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2016-1 dated January 20, 2016 the DOL made clear its expectation that the employers in Joint Employment relationships must comply with the FLSA and other laws enforced by the agency.  Details here:

Horizontal Joint Employment

Horizontal Joint Employment may exist when two (or more) employers each separately employ an employee and are sufficiently associated with or related to each other with respect to the employee. See 29 C.F.R. 791.2.  In a possible horizontal joint employment situation, there is typically an established or admitted employment relationship between the employee and each of the employers...

Read more on this subject, including horizontal and vertical joint employment and factors affecting each.

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New This Year: Informal Brainstorming Sessions.
This Month's Topic:  Talent Management (MEMBERS ONLY)

Join us on March 16 at Capital Ale House in Innsbrook for an evening of the newest (and extremely successful) initiative at Richmond SHRM, launched recently. Collaborative Innovation Network is the gathering of HR professionals, in which the group tackles an issue through brainstorming and interaction with other HR professionals.

 When: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
From 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm

 Where: Capital Ale House-Innsbrook
4024-A Cox Road
Glen Allen, Virginia  23060

Although there is no fee to attend, you must register for this event. 

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Upcoming Events

March 16 April 21

Informal Discussion on
Talent Management
(members only event)

Capital Ale House-Innsbrook

The Network-Oriented Workplace™ (NOW)

Four Points by Sheraton

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
7:15 am - 9:15 am
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