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WEBINAR: Independent Contractor v. Employee – “Saying It’s So, Doesn’t Make it So”

Posted in Employment Contracts and Agreements, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

Summary of Program

The risks involved in misclassifying a worker as an independent contractor rather than an employee have always been serious. A number of federal and state agencies regulate the proper classification of workers and have the authority to impose significant monetary and non-monetary sanctions against employers who get the classification wrong.

Program Highlights

This informative webinar will cover the legal landscape of independent contractor status. Topics will include:

  • A summary of the various tests applied by federal and state agencies to determine independent contractor status;
  • A summary of the enforcement authority of various federal and state agencies and the sanctions they may impose on employers;
  • The due diligence employers must engage in before classifying a worker as an independent contractor;
  • The federal Department of Labor’s $25 million “Misclassification Initiative” designed to work closely with state agencies to investigate misclassifications and take enforcement action; and
  • California’s law imposing monetary and non-monetary sanctions against employers (and certain individuals) who willfully misclassify workers as independent contractors.

If you or your company is currently using independent contractors, this is a webinar you cannot afford to miss. Register today!

Date:    August 21,  2014

Time:  9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

To register for this webinar, please email Ramona Carrillo at rcarrillo@weintraub.com.  For additional information, visit our website at www.weintraub.com and click on the News and Events tab.