Managing Fallout From the Great Resignation

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Recorded On: 05/05/2022

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This is the recording of the 2022 ASA Staffing Law Conference session: Managing Fallout From the Great Resignation

Americans are quitting jobs at a record pace and staffing firms must navigate the legal repercussions. It’s almost inevitable that your company will lose workers to the “Great Resignation”—many quitting without notice and joining a competitor. Learn the rules about postemployment restraints like noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements, navigating employee exits and ensuring data protection in a remote environment, complying with final pay statutes, and more.

Laura MacNeel, Esq

VP, Legal Affairs

Aya Healthcare

MacNeel is the vice president of legal affairs at Aya Healthcare, the largest health care staffing agency in the U.S. She joined Aya Healthcare in January 2016 as its first in-house attorney and has overseen and cultivated the growth of the legal department into a team of over 20. In her role, MacNeel oversees the legal and related matters of Aya Healthcare and its subsidiaries, including mergers and acquisitions, contracting, litigation, employment, government affairs, corporate governance, compliance, insurance procurement and claims, and other risk management issues. Prior to joining Aya Healthcare, she worked at Finch, Thornton & Baird LLP, where she represented management in labor and employment matters and business litigation. MacNeel received her juris doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, from which she graduated cum laude and was made a member of the Order of the Coif and Order of Barristers. In law school, MacNeel was on the Appellate Moot Court National Team and served as a member of its board. She received her bachelor of arts degree in economics and Spanish from Duke University.

John M. Polson, Esq.


Fisher & Phillips

Polson is a partner in the Irvine and Los Angeles offices of the law firm Fisher Phillips and co-chair of the firm’s PEO and staffing industry team and the gig economy industry team. He is also a member of the firm’s Covid-19 taskforce. He has a diverse practice that includes compliance, litigation, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, and startup representation. Polson has represented professional employer organization and staffing clients in a wide range of litigation and appellate matters. He is a subject matter expert in joint employer, co-employer, and other employer status issues. The Best Lawyers in America publication has included Polson since 2008 and named him 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in employment law–management for Orange County, CA.

Evan M. Rosen, Esq.


Jackson Lewis PC

Rosen is a principal in the Atlanta office of Jackson Lewis PC. He is a labor and employment litigator and counselor who has been recognized nationally for his expertise by The Best Lawyers in America for the past five years in the practice areas of employment law, management and litigation, and labor and employment. Rosen specializes in the staffing industry and advises staffing companies throughout the country. He served on the board of directors for the Georgia Staffing Association for the past nine years, and serves as a founding and leading member of Jackson Lewis’ staffing and independent workforce practice group. Rosen works with staffing companies nationwide on a variety of issues, including defending companies against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage hour, breach of contract, Fair Credit Reporting Act, noncompete, and wrongful termination administrative charges and lawsuits; counseling companies on a wide range of employment policies and practices; and drafting agreements and policies such as employment agreements, separation agreements, employee handbooks, independent contractor agreements, and other employment policies.


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