Mar 24, 2022 • 56M

Labor Relations Radio, Ep. 12—Guest: Michael J. Lotito, Labor Attorney and Nationally-Recognized Thought Leader on Workplace Policy

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When it comes to America’s workplace policy, there are very few who meet Michael J. Lotito’s knowledge, stature and influence.

A nationally-known labor attorney for the firm Littler Mendelson, Mr. Lotito is co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Policy Institute (WPI).

Mr. Lotito has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, as well as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

In his WPI role, he advocates on behalf of the employer community on a variety of issues, regularly files amicus briefs on vital workplace policy concerns and has led the management community in opposition to the federal persuader rule, which would destroy confidentiality between lawyers and their clients.

Additionally, Mr. Lotito is a co-founder of the Emma Coalition, which is named after his granddaughter and is dedicated to “educating the employer community and policymakers about the issues surrounding TIDE™️ and maximizing the economic and social benefits of TIDE™️ for America’s companies and workers while minimizing its disruptive costs for workers and companies.”

In this episode of Labor Relations Radio, Mr. Lotito and host Peter List cover a wide variety of current labor relations issues affecting the workplace and, in particular, the various legal issues around the topic of independent contractors and the gig economy.

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