Josh C. Harrison, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s What's New in Gig-Worker Classifications

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Josh C. Harrison, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. will speak at its webcast entitled, “What's New in Gig-Worker Classifications: Exploring Trends and COVID-19 Implications LIVE Webcast.” End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) July 30, 2020 - This event is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET).

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    About Josh C. Harrison
    Josh represents and counsels businesses on employment law matters, including developing plans and strategies to tackle challenging circumstances, such as harassment investigations, workplace injuries or fatalities, business model challenges by independent contractors, and managing crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to daily advice and counsel, a significant portion of Josh’s practice includes defending clients against class and collective litigation or arbitration in multiple jurisdictions across the country. Many of these cases involve claims of independent contractor misclassification. Josh’s clients include companies with multi-state and international operations in a wide range of industries, including technology, construction, retail, distribution, higher education, manufacturing, and banking.

    Josh has utilized his experience to build the Ogletree Deakins Model for Alabama Employers, a series of employment law compliance programs for growing and small businesses. These programs address employee handbooks and policies, wage and hour compliance, restrictive covenants (i.e., non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements), compliance plans for anticipated headcount and geographic growth, and independent contractor labor models. Josh delivers the programs on a flat-fee basis to ensure budgetary certainty and predictable pricing.

    About Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
    Ogletree Deakins is a labor and employment law firm representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for nine consecutive years. In 2020, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law - Management and Litigation - ERISA categories. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

    Event Synopsis:

    The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is highlighting the lack of benefits for gig workers who are now at the forefront of keeping the economy moving. Recognizing the freelancers’ significant role in the face of pandemic, governments, including the US, are now intensifying their efforts to protect gig workers particularly in terms of their classification. Recently, California has enacted Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) which classifies workers as employees unless they “perform work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business.”

    As the pandemic continues, further adjustments to the gig economy regulations are expected. Employers need to be on top of every development to ensure compliance.

    In this LIVE Webcast, employment attorney Josh C. Harrison (Ogletree Deakins) and senior economist Cary Elliott (Resolution Economics Group, LLC) will provide an in-depth discussion of the recent enforcement trends and regulatory updates in gig workers’ classification. Speakers will also present the crucial compliance issues which businesses face amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and will offer the best practices to navigate them.

    Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
    • Gig-Worker Classification – Regulators vs Companies
    • COVID-19 Implications on the Gig-Economy
    • Recent Regulatory Developments
    • Critical Issues and Challenges
    • Best Practices

    About The Knowledge Group
    Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.

    The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you can’t get anywhere else. To contact or register to an event, please visit:

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