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Upcoming Seminar: Independent Contractors v. Employees – Do Independent Contractors Still Exist?

Posted in Employment Contracts and Agreements, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Uncategorized, 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. In 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a decision that made independent contractor status even harder to establish under some circumstances – so now the risk of misclassification is amplified!

Program Highlights

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

  • The Impact of the California Supreme Court case Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Sup. Ct.;
  • 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;
  • The due diligence employers must engage in before classifying a worker as an independent contractor; and
  • California’s law imposing monetary and non-monetary sanctions against employers (and other individuals) who willfully misclassify workers as independent contractors.

If you or your company is currently using independent contractors, this is a seminar you should not miss.

Date:         Thursday, February 7, 2019

Time:        9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Registration & Breakfast / 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Seminar

Location:  Weintraub Tobin, 400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

Parking Validation provided. Please park in the Wells Fargo parking garage, entrances on 4th and 5th Street. Please bring your ticket with you to the 11th floor for validation.

There is no charge for this seminar.

Approved for two (2) hours MCLE.  This program will be submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.