John M. Polson: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

John M. Polson

Partner
Irvine,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone(949) 798-2130

Peer Rating
 4.8/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Contracts
  • Employee Leasing
  • Employment Litigation and Counseling
  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance - EPLI
  • Outsourcing
 
University University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, B.S., 1987
 
Law SchoolLoyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA, J.D., 1991
 
AdmittedCalifornia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
Member, National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)
Member, Legal Advisory Committee NAPEO
Member, American Staffing Association
Former Director, Employer Services Assurance Corporation
Founding Sponsor, Alliance for PEO Electronic Compliance
Member, Society of Human Resources Management
Member, Orange County Bar Association

 
Biography

John Polson is a partner in the Irvine office and a member of the firm's Management Committee. He represents employers and staffing industry clients in all aspects of labor and employment law, including transactional matters, litigation, compliance advice and audits, executive and management training, and other employment related legal matters.

John handles administrative and civil employment litigation matters, including arbitrations, in California and elsewhere. John has particular expertise representing temporary staffing, employee leasing, and Professional Employer Organization (PEO) clients in labor, employment, tax, and transactional matters.

He serves on the Legal Advisory Council of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) and is a frequent lecturer and author regarding multiple employer, joint employer, and human resources outsourcing arrangements.

John has served as a Professional Advisory Director for the Employer Services Assurance Corporation and as an Instructor in the University of California Irvine Human Resources Certificate Program.

John is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed inThe Best Lawyers in Americasince 2008.

Professional Activities
Member, National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)
Member, Legal Advisory Committee NAPEO
Member, American Staffing Association
Former Director, Employer Services Assurance Corporation
Founding Sponsor, Alliance for PEO Electronic Compliance
Member, Society of Human Resources Management
Member, Orange County Bar Association

Recognition
AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Listed inThe Best Lawyers in Americasince 2008

News/Media
California PEO Survival Guide
PEO Insider - Legal Currents
June/July 2012

Navigating the Labyrinth
PEO Insider - Special PEO Legal and Regulatory Issue
May 2012

NLRB Issues New Rules About Union Elections
Co-authored with Steve Bernstein
PEO Insider - Special PEO Legal and Regulatory Issue
May 2012

Employee Handbooks 2011
PEO Insider
June/July 2011

Litigating with a Purpose
PEO Insider
February 2011

The Privacy Police Here!
PEO Insider
May 2010

Responding to Demand letter
NAPEO Legal Insights
February 2009

Employee Handbooks
NAPEO Legal Review
July 2009

Offer Letters and Termination Notices
PEO Insider
August 2008

Top Five Ways to Stay Out of Court
Employment Market Place
July 2008

Professional Employer Organizations and the National Labor Relations Act
NAPEO Legal Review
2007

When is a New Worker Covered Under the CSA?
PEO Insider
November 2007

Eliminate Vacation Policies for Attorneys
Orange County Lawyer
January 10, 2007

Employee Status Under the ADA
PEO Insider
December 2006/January 2007

Employment Contracts
NAPEO Legal Review
2005

Best Performance Practices: What Do You Need in the CSA?
PEO Insider
August 2004

One Lawyer, Two Clients, One Big Headache
PEO Insider
October 2003

PEOs and the FLSA
NAPEO Legal Review
August 2003

The Salary Basis Trap
PEO Insider
June/July 2003

Professional Employer Organizations and the National Labor Relations Act
NAPEO Legal Review
March 1, 2003

PEOs and the NLRB
NAPEO Legal Review
March 2003

The PEO Phenomenon: Co-Employment at Work
Employee Relations Law Journal
March 2002

Navigating the Joint Liability Matrix: Using the Contract to Protect the PEO
PEO Insider
October 2001

Employment Agreements for Worksite Employees
PEO Insider
August 2001

The Virtual Realities of Going Paperless
PEO Insider
April 2001

Protecting Your Assets: Keeping the Business When Key Employees Leave
PEO Insider
October 2000

Newsletter Articles
NLRB Poised To Rule On Facebook Case February 1, 2011

Presentations

Fisher & Phillips LLP Is A Sponsor And Presenter At NAPEO 2014 Annual Conference
September 17, 2014

CalSHRM Conference
April 24, 2014

Executive Next Practices
High Performance, High Compliance: Transforming Regulatory Risks into Increased Company Valuation - A New Approach
Irvine, California
April 4, 2014

NLRB Legal Update
National Association of Professional Employer Organizations
San Antonio, TX
September 11, 2013

5 Ways To Lawsuit Proof Your PEO
San Antonio, TX
September 10, 2013

PEO Primer
National Association of Professional Employer Organizations
San Antonio, TX
September 8, 2013

Supreme Court Update
National Association of Professional Employer Organizations
Webinar
August 27,2013

California Legal Update
San Diego, CA
June 6, 2013

PEO's and the Web
PEO Primer
Arlington, VA
May 20, 2013

A Job Without Stress Is A Hobby
CalSHRM
San Diego, CA
April 18, 2013

California Legal Update
Santa Ana, CA
March 20, 2013

Risk Management Workshop
Tampa, FL
March 1, 2013

PEO Primer
National Association of Professional Employer Organizations
Tampa, FL
February 27, 2013

Regional Update
National Association of Professional Employer Organizations
Webinar
February 19, 2013

Orange County Employment Managers Association
Santa Ana, CA
February 1, 2013

Legal Update
Orange County Employment Managers Association
Santa Ana, CA
February 1, 2013

OCCABA Legal Update
Newport Beach, CA
January 26, 2013

Top 10 Reasons Employers Get Sued
National Association of Professional Employer Organizations
Scottsdale, AZ
October 2, 2012

PEO Primer
National Association of Professional Employer Organizations
Scottsdale, AZ
September 30, 2012

PEO Primer
National Association of Professional Employer Organizations
Columbus, FL
July 18, 2012

Litigation Is Not Accommodating
Society for Human Resource Management
Atlanta, GA
June 27, 2012

ADA On Trial
CAPLAW
Boston, MA
June 20, 2012

The Who, What, and How of Workplace Investigations
CAPLAW
San Diego, CA
June 6, 2012

NLRB - A Changing Landscape
Arlington, VA
May 22, 2012

PEO Primer
National Association of Professional Employer Organizations
Arlington, VA
May 20, 2012

Avoiding Litigation With Your Employees
ASCRS
April 22, 2012
Legal Update

Litigation Is Not Accommodating
SDHRM
San Diego, CA
January 18, 2012 (Also at Los Angeles Office)

 
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John M. Polson

2050 Main Street
IrvineCA 92614




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