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Reinventing the Employment Relationship: A Moderated Discussion about the Future of Work



The worldwide pandemic, focus on social justice, sharp political divisions, quiet quitting and the Great Resignation are all events that have impacted and altered employment relationships. At the same time the modern workplace is becoming dispersed, virtual and vocal, workplace regulation – the laws that form the structure of the traditional employment relationship – is becoming even more challenging for employers struggling to meet the challenges of the next generation of workers. So where do employers go from here?

Our Masterclass will feature a moderated discussion, debate-style, about the future of the rapidly evolving employment relationship.

This interactive, forward-thinking conversation (which will include live polling and Q&A) will discuss:

  • Exclusive insights into the transformation of the workplace;
  • Challenges imposed by a shifting economy, labor shortages, the Great Resignation, and “quiet quitters”;
  • How these changes impact the legal regulation of the employment relationship; and
  • Practical strategies that accommodate a balance between employers and employees.


Jennifer B. Rubin




Jen draws on over 30 years of experience crafting legal solutions to employment challenges. She advises large and small businesses and executives in the technology, financial services, publishing, retail, professional services, and health care sectors, providing organizations and individuals with regulatory, litigation, and compliance advice. Jen's practice includes counseling clients regarding wage and hour compliance and trial practice, with a focus on class actions, trade secrets and employment mobility disputes, and disputes arising from the employment relationship. While Jen is a zealous advocate in the courtroom, she relishes finding solutions for her clients as they navigate the manner in which the employment relationship impacts their business and personal lives. Jen also leads the firm’s ESG Practice Group, which leverages her experience advising corporate boards on social and governance issues.


Geri L. Haight




Geri has a multifaceted practice focusing on employment litigation, counseling, and compliance, as well as intellectual property and trade secret matters. She leverages extensive experience as an in-house attorney and trial lawyer to advise clients across a variety of industries. Her work primarily involves both litigation and counseling on a broad spectrum of employment issues, including trade secrets and IP, noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements, independent contractor and employee classification, internal investigations, and compliance. Geri returned to Mintz after more than seven years as in-house counsel with a national fast-casual restaurant chain. In that role, she managed employment, litigation, IP, contracts, marketing and advertising, and data security and privacy matters, and navigated a broad spectrum of workplace issues and employment-related compliance matters. In addition, Geri chairs the steering committee of the firm's Women’s Initiative, an affinity group dedicated to supporting and enriching the lives and careers of the firm’s female attorneys.


Paul M. Huston




Paul is an accomplished employment litigator and counselor. Representing clients from around the world, he has developed a particular expertise in employee mobility issues, including disputes relating to trade secrets, unfair competition, and restrictive covenants. Paul’s work has created new case law clarifying the enforceability of restrictive covenants. Paul represents both employers and executives in a broad spectrum of employment disputes, including matters involving breach of contract, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, and Equal Pay Act claims. Paul also has significant experience litigating large wage and hour class actions and PAGA representative actions. Paul also counsels clients on pre-litigation matters and risk mitigation, partnering with them to create and implement compliance best practices that best align with the organization’s business needs and HR strategies. He has significant experience in contract formation, independent contractor agreements, executive employment agreements, arbitration agreements, and class action waivers.


9 February 2023
18:00 - 19:00 UTC
60 min