Brian Nugent

Brian Nugent

Brian Nugent represents employers throughout the United States in labor and employment matters, as well as corporate formation, contracts, unemployment taxation, and M&A. His focus includes advising human capital and human resources outsourcing companies such as professional employer organizations (PEOs) and temporary staffing companies, that frequently retain him to assist with all of their legal and regulatory needs, including forming the legal entities, licensing in more than 40 states, client service agreements, employee handbooks, workers’ compensation insurance, benefits and general employment matters. He is also frequently retained to represent buyers and sellers in transactions in the employment outsourcing industries, and has been retained on a number of occasions to assist buyer’s counsel with the particular due diligence issues in these industries. Formerly the chief legal officer for two large, national companies operating in the employment services sector, his experience provides him with an invaluable understanding of the legal issues faced by employers as well as their preferred options for resolution.

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PEOs, Staffing Companies: Watch Proposed New Joint Employer Rule

Professional Employer Organizations, franchisors, business advisors, and staffing agencies should take a close look at their contracts if the Department of Labor’s proposed new standard for what constitutes a joint employer becomes final. The proposed rule implements a new four-factor test to evaluate whether a joint employer relationship exists.

The DOL’s proposed rule reflects the new administration’s narrower perspective of … Continue Reading

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