The Most Entertaining Virtual Employment Law Game Show Ever!
Recorded On: 10/21/2020
ADA, FMLA, PPP, UI, FFCRA…OMG! Employment law in a post-pandemic world is a minefield of acronyms but never fear—the ASA legal team is here. Back by popular demand, ASA’s crack legal team hosts a fun and fast-paced legal game show, bringing you the answers to some of your most vexing staffing law questions. Don’t miss the legal fun and games along with must-know legal concepts. And if you’re working toward ASA certification, this is a great way to solidify your understanding of staffing law.
Toby Malara, Esq. (Moderator)
Government Affairs Counsel, American Staffing Association
Malara is government affairs counsel for ASA. He manages information about all staffing-related legislation and regulation on behalf of ASA and represents the industry’s interests before the U.S. Congress and state legislatures. He provides government relations counsel to the association’s affiliated state chapters and regional councils and directs political fundraising activities through the ASA political action committee, StaffingPAC. Malara is a graduate of Georgetown University and received his law degree from Catholic University. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association.
Stephen Dwyer, Esq.
General Counsel, American Staffing Association
Dwyer is general counsel for ASA and a leading authority on the legal and public policy aspects of staffing. He 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 associate general counsel for ASA. She is an experienced labor and employment attorney with more than 15 years of experience counseling and litigating matters on behalf of individuals and employers. She advises members on labor and employment law and policy issues, including equal employment opportunity, wage and hour, and immigration law; occupational safety and health issues; and the U.S. National Labor Relations Board.
Ed Lenz, Esq.
Lenz is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the legal and policy aspects of staffing. He joined ASA 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 firms. 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.