The Most Entertaining Game Show Ever: Staffing Law Edition

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Recorded On: 04/30/2021

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If you’ve ever attended Staffing World®, then you’ve likely enjoyed a lively game show-style session presented by the ASA legal team. Featuring important legal questions, video clues, and prizes, this Staffing Law edition of the Most Entertaining Game Show Ever is designed to maximize learning and interaction and provide some fun and friendly competition focused on important staffing law topics for your company.

Presenters: Stephen Dwyer, Esq., SVP and chief legal and operating officer, ASA; Ed Lenz, Esq., senior counsel, ASA; Toby Malara, Esq., government relations counsel, ASA; Brittany Sakata, Esq., associate general counsel, ASA

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Toby Malara, Esq.

Government Affairs Counsel

American Staffing Association

Malara is government affairs counsel for the American Staffing Association. He advises on all staffing-related legislation and regulation, including the Affordable Care Act, immigration/I-9, paid sick leave, sales tax, and per diem issues. He also directs the association’s political activities through its political action committee, StaffingPAC. Malara graduated from Georgetown University and earned a juris doctorate degree from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.

Stephen Dwyer

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and Operating Officer

American Staffing Association

Dwyer is senior vice president and chief legal and operating officer for the American Staffing Association. He is a leading authority on the legal and public policy aspects of staffing, and engages in and coordinates the association’s legal and public affairs activities and advises the staffing industry on labor and employment law and policy issues. He has testified before legislatures and regulatory bodies regarding, and written extensively and spoken widely on, the staffing industry. Before joining ASA, he was associated with the New York multinational law firm Chadbourne & Parke, as well as De Forest & Duer, a 100-year-old Wall Street firm. Dwyer is a member of the New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia, and District of Columbia bar associations.

Brittany Sakata, Esq.

Associate General Counsel

American Staffing Association

Sakata is an experienced labor and employment attorney with more than 10 years of experience litigating matters on behalf of individuals and employers. She advises American Staffing Association members on labor and employment law and policy issues, including equal employment opportunity, wage and hour, immigration/I-9, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and National Labor Relations Board issues. Sakata graduated from George Mason University and earned a juris doctorate degree from the Washington College of Law at American University.

Ed Lenz, Esq.

Senior Counsel

American Staffing Association

Lenz is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the legal and policy aspects of staffing. He joined the American Staffing Association in 1989 as the association’s first general counsel and later, as senior vice president for legal and public affairs, was the industry’s chief legal and legislative strategist. Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, Lenz has led the industry’s advocacy efforts before Congress and the administration regarding how the ACA uniquely affects staffing companies. Before joining ASA, he was vice president and assistant general counsel for regulatory affairs with Kelly Services and chairman of the ASA legislative committee. In addition to his ongoing leadership role with ASA, Lenz also serves as senior adviser for employment, labor, and benefits to the law firm Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.


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