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James Brandell, Ph.D.
Government Policy Advisor
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Insights & Updates — Minimum Wage and Overtime

In today’s Insights & Updates chat, Robert Boonin, from Dykema’s Labor & Employment Group, and James Brandell, a Government Policy Advisor from Dykema’s Washington, D.C., office, discuss what is on the Biden Administration’s agenda in terms of redirecting wage and hour law. Read More ›

Insights & Updates – Independent Contractor Changes

In this episode of Insights & Updates, Robert Boonin, from Dykema’s Labor & Employment Group, and James Brandell, a Government Policy Advisor in Dykema’s Washington, D.C., office, discuss the evolving legal standards for determining who are “independent contractors” versus “employees” in the eyes of the courts, the Department of Labor (DOL), and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). This is critical due to the Biden Administration’s apparent view being that many independent contractors are really misclassified employees, and such misclassifications expose employers to substantial liability. Read More ›

Insights & Updates—National Labor Relations Board & PRO Act Legislation

Today’s Insights & Updates chat highlights critical issues both unionized and non-unionized employers need to understand. In this episode, Robert Boonin, from Dykema’s Labor & Employment group, along with James Brandell, who is a Government Policy Advisor in Dykema’s Washington, D.C., office, discuss all things related to how the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is priming itself to dramatically change current labor law principles, as well as how the Protecting the Rights to Organize Act (PRO Act) would redesign the longstanding rules and processes under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to make it easier for unions to organize employees. Read More ›

Five Minute Matters – Paid Leave

In today’s Five Minute Matters chat, Robert Boonin, from Dykema’s Labor & Employment group, discusses paid leave with James Brandell, who is a Government Policy Advisor in Dykema’s Washington, D.C., office. Rob and Jim address the following aspects of paid family leave:  Read More ›