Diane Marie O'Malley with Hanson Bridgett LLP, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Gig Economy Webinar
Diane Marie O'Malley, Partner, Labor and Employment Practice Co-Chair, L&E Class Action Group with Hanson Bridgett LLP, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Gig Economy, Mobile Apps, and Labor Supply by-Minute: Applications of Statistics and Economics to Hot Button Issues in Wage and Hour Litigation Live Webcast.
For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/gig-economy-mobile-apps-labor-supply-by-minute/
About Diane Marie O'Malley
Diane is a senior partner in Hanson’s Labor and Employment Section. Her practice concentrates exclusively on representing employers mainly in the senior living and public transit industries. Diane has expertise in every aspect of the employment relationship and counsels clients on the liabilities that could arise from that relationship. Some of the areas in which Diane has experience in federal, state and agency forums include wrongful termination, discrimination, background checks, battery, misrepresentation, retaliation, negligent hiring, harassment, privacy, and wage disputes. She also drafts policies and procedures to protect her clients from legal exposure. Diane also contributes her time to pro bono legal work programs. She is a former Hamilton Families board of director member, a San Francisco service provider to homeless families. She and other firm attorneys continue to assist Hamilton Families with pro bono legal services. Diane also donates her time to the Swords to Plowshares’ Pro Bono Legal Services Program.
About Hanson Bridgett
Hanson Bridgett is a law firm with more than 150 attorneys in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay, the East Bay and Los Angeles. Serving clients since 1958, we are well known in California and have earned a national reputation in many of our practice areas. Our diverse client list includes large national and global companies as well as many governmental entities, regional businesses and individuals. While our offices are located throughout California, our attorneys frequently work on matters that cross domestic and international borders. To ensure our clients receive flawless service and top notch legal counsel wherever they may be located, we have forged alliances with firms in national and international legal networks. As members, we can provide our clients with legal expertise on the ground across the US and worldwide. We are a certified B Corp and are socially responsible members of our communities. Our firm is driven by a commitment to diversity, charitable giving, pro bono legal work and hands-on service.
The evolving nature of work in the United States presents plaintiff, employers and the Courts with a raft of unanswered question about how to apply 20th century wage and hour laws to a 21st century workface. These changes in employment patterns include:
1. Technology enabled growth in independent contracting,
2. The use of data analytics to enhance scheduling efficiency,
3. The increasing reliance of mobile devices and other technologies that allow worker to be productive outside of the office.
Technology is also directly impacting wage and hour litigation through dramatically enhanced data availability. The pervasiveness and accuracy of various time stamped employee activity data has transformed off-the-clock disputes into a computationally intensive exercise.
This Live Webcast will discuss the following concepts:
• The Gig Economy and the Independent Contractor
- Independent Contractors and Economic Choices
- Unfair Competition – The New Front in IC Disputes
• Radical Impact of Technology on Work
- Managing Mobile Work
- Scheduling Algorithms and On Call Employees
• New Frontiers in Measuring the Work Day
- Labor Supply to the Minute and Rounding Claims
- Profusion of Time Stamps – Using Big Data to Quantify Hours Worked
- Next Steps in Observation Studies
• Legal Review – Litigation in California and Beyond
• Legal and Expert Strategies
• What Lies Ahead
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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