ASA Virtual Staffing Law Conference Recordings

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The ASA Staffing Law Conference is the only event dedicated exclusively to the legal and regulatory issues facing staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions companies. Nowhere else will you find such high-caliber and targeted industry content.

The conference featured the following sessions, which are now available as on-demand recordings: 

  1. Steering Clear of Legal Thorns in Remote Work Arrangements
  2. Managing Attorney–Client Relationships in a Time of Crisis
  3. Tough Decisions: Conducting Layoffs and Furloughs Due to Covid-19
  4. Navigating Legalities Amid the Pandemic: Background Checks, I-9s, and More
  5. Protecting Your Firm From Fallout: When Clients Contemplate Bankruptcy
  6. Returning to Normalcy: Legal Issues When Employees Go Back to Work


  • Returning to Normalcy: Legal Issues When Employees Go Back to Work

    Course not yet rated Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/04/2020

    This is the recording of the 2020 ASA Staffing Law Virtual Conference session, Returning to Normalcy: Legal Issues When Employees Go Back to Work. Please click on the title of the recording to continue.

    This is the recording of the 2020 ASA Staffing Law Virtual Conference session, Returning to Normalcy: Legal Issues When Employees Go Back to Work.

    Once staffing firms and clients reopen their offices, they must take into consideration their obligations to ensure a safe worksite. Can staffing firms take temperatures or test returning employees for Covid-19? How should they re-engineer their workspaces? What personal protective equipment must they provide? And how should staffing firms ensure that their clients are taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety of temporary workers that are returning? Learn about these issues and more during this timely and important session.

    Mark Lies, Esq.

    partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Lies has been practicing occupational safety and health law with Seyfarth since 1974. He has represented clients across the country, as well as in U.S. territories. His practice involves virtually every industry and has handled responses to a variety of workplace incidents, including catastrophic fires, explosions, and accidents. Lies has represented clients in federal and state courts, on matters which have been landmark Occupational Safety and Health Administration cases involving definitions of willful citations, search warrants, confined spaces, firefighting, heat illness, and others. He has also been invited to be a member of the industry associations that actually write industry safety standards, including the American National Standards Industry and the National Fire Protection Association.

    Benjamin D. Briggs, Esq.

    partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Briggs is a partner in the labor and employment department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and serves as co-chairman of the firm’s workplace safety and health practice group. His practice focuses on employment-related litigation and compliance counseling involving federal and state statutes that govern employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage and hour issues, employee leave issues, and workplace safety and health. Briggs represents and counsels clients in matters involving the protection of trade secrets and the enforcement of noncompete agreements and other restrictive covenants. He has successfully represented employers in a wide range of industries, including staffing, building and consumer products, technology, retail, automotive, distribution, utilities, insurance services, construction, and media in federal and state courts throughout the U.S.

  • Protecting Your Firm From Fallout: When Clients Contemplate Bankruptcy

    Course not yet rated Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/04/2020

    This is the recording of the 2020 ASA Staffing Law Virtual Conference session, Protecting Your Firm From Fallout: When Clients Contemplate Bankruptcy. Please click on the title of the recording to continue.

    This is the recording of the 2020 ASA Staffing Law Virtual Conference session, Protecting Your Firm From Fallout: When Clients Contemplate Bankruptcy.

    As businesses continue to react to and navigate the economic crisis, some clients are taking longer to pay staffing invoices—while others may be on the brink of insolvency or bankruptcy. In this practical and timely session, learn how to take precautionary measures upfront, through contracts and due diligence, as well as how to proceed if your client is contemplating or has filed for bankruptcy.

    Michael J. Riela, Esq.

    partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

    Riela is a partner with the law firm of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP. He advises clients in complex corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, data privacy, and cybersecurity matters. He is also an experienced general business attorney, advising clients in general corporate, finance, and litigation matters, including negotiating and drafting complex commercial contracts. He also advises clients with respect to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and with respect to cross-border data transfers. Riela helps clients evaluate their data security risks, and prepares and helps clients implement security documentation, including written information security programs, systems access policies, and incident response plans. If a data breach occurs, he assists clients in addressing legal, operational, and reputational risks arising from the breach. Riela is a Certified Information Privacy Professional / United States Private Sector (CIPP/US), a Certified Information Privacy Professional / Europe (CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), which are designations awarded by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Riela earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics with a minor in accounting from the University of California at Los Angeles. He earned his juris doctorate degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

  • Navigating Legalities Amid the Pandemic: Background Checks, I-9s, and More

    Course not yet rated Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/04/2020

    This is the recording of the 2020 ASA Staffing Law Virtual Conference session, Navigating Legalities Amid the Pandemic: Background Checks, I-9s, and More. Please click on the title of the recording to continue.

    This is the recording of the 2020 ASA Staffing Law Virtual Conference session, Navigating Legalities Amid the Pandemic: Background Checks, I-9s, and More.

    Remote work arrangements have posed challenges for staffing companies screening candidates and onboarding employees. These challenges have been particularly acute with respect to background checks and completion of Forms I-9. In this session, experts will advise how your staffing company can lawfully and expeditiously screen and onboard candidates despite the pandemic.

    Helen Konrad, Esq.

    Director, Immigration Practice Group, McCandlish Holton PC

    Konrad is director in the immigration practice group of the law firm McCandlish Holton PC, where she concentrates on work site compliance; defending employers in U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Special Counsel, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations; and employment-based and professional immigration. She has worked directly with the staffing industry for more than 18 years and has shared her extensive expertise with staffing professionals at Staffing World, through ASA webinars, and at the ASA Staffing Law Conference. Konrad has regularly been recognized as one of the best immigration lawyers in America.

    Pamela Devata, Esq.

    partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Devata is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of the law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She specializes in all aspects of employment defense, including counseling, training, and litigation. She also has extensive experience with employment litigation in administrative agencies, as well as the Fair Credit Reporting Act and state laws affecting background screening. Devata counsels both employers and providers (resellers and consumer reporting agencies) on compliance requirements under FCRA and related state laws, and has been involved in litigation regarding these issues.

  • Tough Decisions: Conducting Layoffs and Furloughs Due to Covid-19

    Course not yet rated Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/03/2020

    This is the recording of the 2020 ASA Staffing Law Virtual Conference session, Tough Decisions: Conducting Layoffs and Furloughs Due to Covid-19. Please click on the title of the recording to continue.

    This is the recording of the 2020 ASA Staffing Law Virtual Conference session, Tough Decisions: Conducting Layoffs and Furloughs Due to Covid-19.

    An unfortunate reality is that staffing firms are having to make difficult personnel decisions. In this session, examine the differences between furloughs and layoffs; the applicability of state and federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Acts in cases of layoffs; and wage and hour, paid time off, and unemployment issues.

    Gerald L. Maatman Jr., Esq.

    partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Maatman is a partner of Seyfarth Shaw LLP with a primary emphasis in his practice on defending corporations sued in employment-related class action lawsuits brought in federal and state courts. Maatman represents several leading employment practices liability insurance carriers and defends their employer insureds throughout the U.S. He has also developed EPLI risk management programs for these carriers to assist their employer insureds in reducing and minimizing workplace exposures. Maatman is often consulted by major news organizations for his views on significant court rulings in class action cases, and writes and lectures extensively on employment discrimination and labor law topics.

  • Managing Attorney–Client Relationships in a Time of Crisis

    Course not yet rated Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/03/2020

    This is the recording of the 2020 ASA Staffing Law Virtual Conference session, Managing Attorney–Client Relationships in a Time of Crisis. Please click on the title of the recording to continue.

    This is the recording of the 2020 ASA Staffing Law Virtual Conference session, Managing Attorney–Client Relationships in a Time of Crisis.

    In this special insiders’ account, a panel of staffing lawyers and executives will reflect on how they maximized the relationship between management and in-house or outside counsel to navigate the Covid-19 crisis and gleaned valuable lessons that prepared them for potential future crises. Learn how they are guiding their staffing firms through a time of great legal and financial uncertainty.

    Dana Baughns, Esq.

    vice president, general counsel, and secretary, Aerotek Inc.;

    In her role as vice president, general counsel, and secretary for Aerotek, Baughns collaborates with senior-level executives and business partners across the company’s professional, industrial, and engineering and sciences business units. She has extensive, complex litigation and mediation experience, and supervises the strategic defense of Aerotek in lawsuits, claims, and government investigations. Baughns also provides counsel on a variety of labor and employment laws, government contracting obligations, service and vendor agreement negotiation, bankruptcy, noncompete compliance, and overall enterprise risk mitigation. She has supported Aerotek in various legal capacities since 2008 and is an effective business partner with a proven track record of developing solutions that successfully balance business goals, client objectives, and legal compliance. Baughns earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Howard University in Washington, DC, and later received a juris doctorate degree from the University of Connecticut. She is admitted to practice in the state of Connecticut as well as the federal district of Connecticut and southern and eastern district courts of New York. Baughns also currently serves as chairman of the Center for Workplace Compliance.

    Monte Block

    chief executive officer, Rotator Staffing Services Inc.

    Block is chief executive officer of Rotator Staffing Services Inc., headquartered in East Brunswick, NJ. He has more than 35 years of experience in the staffing industry, in which he has successfully marketed, serviced, and administered both staff augmentation and vendor partner relationships with many clients. Block has been recognized multiple times as one of the top 100 most influential people in the staffing industry by Staffing Industry Analysts and is a sought-after subject matter expert, speaker, and trainer at various conferences and seminars. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College and earned a master of business administration degree from Pace University.

    Diana Karabelas, Esq.

    general counsel, Advanced Group

    Karabelas has served as in-house counsel for staffing companies for more than 25 years. In her current role as general counsel for the Advanced Group, she applies her expertise in business strategy, corporate law, regulatory compliance, government affairs, franchise relations, workforce solutions, and international experience. Karabelas served on the ASA board of directors from 2010 to 2014 and has served as a presenter to ASA audiences. She received her juris doctorate degree from Syracuse University College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from New York University.

    Jon Neff

    co-founder and chief operating officer, Hire Dynamics

    Neff co-founded Hire Dynamics with former college roommate Dan Campbell in 2001, on the premise that great companies to work for are also great leaders of industry. He is a certified public accountant and active in his field, holding memberships with both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs. Neff currently serves on the board of Junior Achievement of Georgia and 21st Century Leaders, and is a past board member of the Atlanta Chapter of Financial Executives International and the Georgia Chamber. Prior to Hire Dynamics, Neff spent eight years with KPMG as a senior manager in the assurance practice, primarily working with public and private companies in the high-tech industry, and spent two years at KPMG’s office in London. Neff graduated with honors in accounting from Millsaps College and earned his executive master of business administration degree from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in 2012.

    Erin Stewart, Esq., TSC, CSP

    general counsel, Pinnacle Group

    Stewart serves as general counsel for Pinnacle Group, a workforce solutions provider headquartered in Dallas that currently serves clients in six countries. Stewart, whose primary professional interests are employment law and human capital management, also serves as the company’s vice president of human resources. She leads the Pinnacle Group’s legal, human resources, supply chain, compliance, and risk management functions and is a member of the company’s executive leadership team. She has deep expertise with all legal issues impacting workforce solutions programs. Before joining Pinnacle Group as associate general counsel in 2012, Stewart was assistant general counsel at the University of North Texas System and worked with all campuses on legal issues related to employment, litigation, intellectual property, and contracts. Prior to moving to Texas in 2006, Stewart was a litigator with New York City-based Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and New York. She earned her juris doctorate degree at Columbia Law School and her bachelor’s degree in history and English literature from the University of Maryland College Park.

  • Steering Clear of Legal Thorns in Remote Work Arrangements

    Course not yet rated Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/03/2020

    This is the recording of the 2020 ASA Staffing Law Virtual Conference session, Steering Clear of Legal Thorns in Remote Work Arrangements. Please click on the title of the recording to continue.

    This is the recording of the 2020 ASA Staffing Law Virtual Conference session, Steering Clear of Legal Thorns in Remote Work Arrangements.

    As many workers continue to work from home or in remote work environments due to Covid-19, numerous legal issues must be taken into consideration—including cybersecurity; client supervision of temporary workers; safeguarding of client property; timekeeping; compensation for use of personal devices; and more. Learn from experts about how you can protect your staffing firm from data breaches, lawsuits, and disputes with clients.

    Jason Klimpl, Esq.

    Partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

    Klimpl is a partner in the employment law group of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP. In this capacity, he advises clients on a broad range of employment law matters, such as wage and hour compliance, health care, equal opportunity actions and policies, employment agreements and restrictive covenants, independent contractor and consulting issues, reductions in force, technology and privacy concerns, and other human resource counseling. He is associate general counsel of the New York Staffing Association, an ASA-affiliated chapter, and is heavily involved in legal and legislative efforts to support the staffing industry. He has written numerous employment law articles and is a contributing faculty member of both Lawline and the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education. Klimpl is also a member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce’s speakers bureau and help desk. He was awarded Martindale-Hubbell “Preeminent” peer review rating, named 2013–18 New York Super Lawyer (Rising Star), and won the “Rising Star Attorney” category in New York Enterprise Report’s 2012 Best Attorneys and Accountants list.

    Andreas Kaltsounis

    Partner, BakerHostetler LLP

    Kaltsounis is a partner with BakerHostetler. He focuses on helping clients anticipate, manage, and respond to complex privacy and security issues in connected, data-driven organizations, and co-leads the firm’s national digital risk advisory and cybersecurity team. He brings a unique perspective to his work with clients, developed from his experience as an attorney, a certified information security professional, a leader at an international information security consultancy, and a federal agent investigating criminal, regulatory, and national security cyber matters. Andreas has led more than 100 data breach and privacy-related investigations, including in some of the largest publicly reported breaches. His investigative experience and deep technical background make him a go-to adviser for incidents involving widespread network intrusions, technically complex issues, and potential insider threats. Kaltsounis received his juris doctorate degree from the University of Washington School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.