Employee versus Independent Contractor Classification: What You Need to Know
Recording Available: Thursday, July 09, 2020
Classification of employee versus independent contractor has become a significant issue and challenge in today's business landscape. Failure in proper classification can lead to severe damages and hefty penalties for companies whether it is unintentional, intentional or fraudulent. For these reasons, enforcement actions and classification test standards have continuously intensified and are given closer attention at both state and federal levels.
However, a worker's classification is not a simple task. It involves legal complexities which companies should address. Therefore, companies and their counsel must always be well-versed with the recent trends and developments surrounding this topic. Knowing the latest regulations and standards involved is important in this evolving landscape.
Listen as a panel of key thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group bring the audience to an in-depth analysis of the recent trends and compliance issues concerning employee and independent contractor classification. Speakers will also provide the best practices and strategies to help companies avoid legal and financial liabilities.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classification
- Recent Trends and Developments
- Potential Risks and Damages
- Notable Court Rulings
- Practical Tips and Best Practices
- What Lies Ahead
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Who Should Attend:
- Labor and Employment Lawyers
- Human Resource Personnel
- In-house Counsel
- Top Level Management
Rafael Nendel-Flores is a Member of Clark Hill’s Labor & Employment group. He represents employers in complex employment matters, including wage and hour class actions, employment tax litigation/audits, and appellate litigation. Rafael also defends employers against discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment and retaliation claims. He has particular experience with California wage-hour compliance, independent contractor issues, drafting and enforcing arbitration agreements, and Federal-WARN Act and California-WARN Act compliance. His client base includes professional employer organizations, staffing companies, gig economy companies, manufacturing companies, and transportation companies.
Additionally, Rafael counsels employers on day-to-day workplace compliance issues, workplace investigations, employee discipline, reasonable accommodation/leave issues, wage and hour compliance issues and the labor/employment aspects of merger/acquisition due diligence.
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Method Of Presentation:
General knowledge of labor and employment laws
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
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