Skip to main content
A Better Partnership


Jun 2013
June 26, 2013
Temporary Workers: Employment and Employee Benefits Issues

Noon - 1:30 pm                

If you use temporary workers through a staffing agency, there are a host of employment and employee benefits issues that you should take into account. In this 90-minute webinar, our labor and employee benefits experts will guide you through the issues and give you guidance on how to structure these arrangements.  Topics will include:

  • Workers' compensation
  • Unemployment
  • Pension plan issues
  • Health and welfare plan issues
  • Immigration issues
  • OSHA compliance
  • Discrimination claims
  • What happens if the temp agency drops the ball?
About the Speakers

April Goff has broad experience with the design, implementation and administration of employee benefit packages with a special emphasis in health and welfare plans. From initial plan drafting and qualification through plan termination, she also helps clients develop communication and education strategies for employees. April is a frequent speaker on the impact health care reform will have on group health plans.
Norbert Kugele is a partner in the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group, focusing on health and welfare benefits and the administrative issues associated with them, including COBRA, HIPAA and health care reform. Norbert also serves on American Bar Association committees that evaluate and comment on health care reform regulations.

Lou Rabaut is a partner in the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group, focusing on employment and labor law, representing both unionized and nonunionized employers. He frequently counsels employers on discipline and discharge decisions, employment policies, workplace safety, workplace violence and harassment issues. Former chair of the firm's Labor and Employment Group, Lou is a frequent speaker and teacher who provides in-house training sessions for client management teams.

George Whitfield is a member of the firm's Employee Benefits Practice Group, focusing in the areas of employee benefits and retirement plans, executive compensation, welfare plans, ERISA compliance, health, corporate and tax law. He has focused on employee benefits for more than 35 years, enjoying the challenge of constant change in the applicable law and guidance and its impact on plan choice and design since the enactment of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. He has represented private taxable and tax-exempt employers, including some of the largest employers in West Michigan, as well as small and medium-sized employers and governmental employers.

NOTICE. Although we would like to hear from you, we cannot represent you until we know that doing so will not create a conflict of interest. Also, we cannot treat unsolicited information as confidential. Accordingly, please do not send us any information about any matter that may involve you until you receive a written statement from us that we represent you.

By clicking the ‘ACCEPT’ button, you agree that we may review any information you transmit to us. You recognize that our review of your information, even if you submitted it in a good faith effort to retain us, and even if you consider it confidential, does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could and will be used against you.

Please click the ‘ACCEPT’ button if you understand and accept the foregoing statement and wish to proceed.



+ -