Nelson Will Present on Effective Management of Alternative Workforce Liability
Orlando (June 24, 2014) – James M. Nelson, a shareholder in the Labor & Employment group and Chair of the Sacramento Labor & Employment Practice of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been selected to present at the Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) annual conference and exposition. The event will be held June 22-25, 2014 in Orlando, Fla.
Nelson’s June 24 session, titled “Whose Employee Is This Anyway? Effective Management of Alternative Workforce Liability,” will discuss both risk and reward with deploying non-employees to generate productivity, whether it is the use of independent contractors and consultants, sub-contracting, outsourcing, use of staffing companies, temps or a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). He will also review various issues and approaches to management of “non-employee” workforce liability issues and how to see them coming before it is too late.
Nelson represents employers and ERISA plan fiduciaries in matters concerning ERISA compliance, fiduciary responsibility, collective bargaining, wage and hour, employee benefits, safety, discrimination, wrongful termination, and other labor and employment issues. His experience includes complex litigation, class action defense, administrative proceedings and appeals, as well as advice and counseling to ERISA plan fiduciaries of single-employer and multi-employer plans. Nelson has counseled clients in numerous industries, including construction, transportation, health care, hospitality, manufacturing and publishing. Nelson regularly presents on labor and employment and ERISA topics, and is also the editor for the American Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Committee Newsletter. He is on the Board of Governors of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC) and is a Fellow of both ACEBC and the American College of Employee Benefits.
Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice provides an array of workplace strategies and legal counsel, including practical and efficient consulting, technical assistance, and litigation services for domestic and international clients. The diverse team of more than 100 attorneys comprises a practice selected as a 2011 Practice of the Year for Employment by Law360. The practice is ranked in The Legal 500 (U.S.) and also in National Tier 1 of 2011-2013 U.S. News-Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms in Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment and Immigration Law, as well as in ERISA and ERISA Litigation for 2013. For two consecutive years (2011 and 2012), Law360 recognized a Greenberg Traurig labor and employment attorney as an MVP for Employment.