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Mackenzie C. Monaco Speaks on NLRB and Franchisor-Franchisee Relationships


Mackenzie C. Monaco recently spoke at a continuing legal education seminar presented by ALFA International, The Global Legal Network. The seminar Who’s the Boss? How the NLRB Decisions in Browning-Ferris and McDonald’s Impact the Future of the Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship was held in Santa Barbara, California on June 24, 2016.

The seminar centered on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) tests for determining joint employer status and the recent efforts by the NLRB and state agencies which could result in the expansion of “joint employment” status in a wide variety of industries. Ms. Monaco, together with a panel of seasoned litigators and claims executives from across the country, discussed the current status of the most critical NRLB cases, while evaluating exposure for franchisors and franchisees as joint employers, and steps for planning and managing the changes.

Mackenzie C. Monaco is a Director and Shareholder at Carter Conboy. She is a litigator representing individuals, businesses and professionals in the fields of personal and premises liability, professional liability, product liability, construction law, and environmental law. She has achieved successful results for her clients at the trial and appellate levels and has extensive experience in motion practice. Ms. Monaco is a cum laude graduate of St. Lawrence University and a summa cum laude graduate of Albany Law School. She is an appointed member of the Committee on Character and Fitness for the New York State Supreme Court for the Third Judicial District, is the Vice-President of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, and is a frequent speaker on topics related to the defense of civil litigation matters. She can be reached at or 518.465.3484.

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