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Employee or Independent Contractor: Misclassification Can Be Costly

Join Theodora Lee for guidance in classifying workers as employees or independent contractors, avoiding the legal and tax consequences of misclassification, and drafting independent contractor agreements in a manner that minimizes exposure to misclassification claims.
1.5 hours MCLE Credit. 

 

 

The misclassification of employees as independent contractors can create unintended liability and end up costing an employer a lot of money. Join Theodora Lee for guidance in classifying workers as employees or independent contractors, avoiding the legal and tax consequences of misclassification, and drafting independent contractor agreements in a manner that minimizes exposure to misclassification claims. This program also provides updates on recent court cases and latest trends in employee misclassification cases.

Program Highlights:

  • When is an independent contractor actually an employee?
  • IRS and DOL legal tests for determining worker classification
  • Legal and tax implications of worker misclassification
  • Best practices to limit employers’ liability for worker misclassification
  • Drafting Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Recent court cases and developments in misclassification litigation

This is an intermediate level program and some prior employment law experience is assumed.

On Demand BU59817-191

Recorded 8/16

 

The misclassification of employees as independent contractors can create unintended liability and end up costing an employer a lot of money. Join Theodora Lee for guidance in classifying workers as employees or independent contractors, avoiding the legal and tax consequences of misclassification, and drafting independent contractor agreements in a manner that minimizes exposure to misclassification claims. This program also provides updates on recent court cases and latest trends in employee misclassification cases.

Program Highlights:

  • When is an independent contractor actually an employee?
  • IRS and DOL legal tests for determining worker classification
  • Legal and tax implications of worker misclassification
  • Best practices to limit employers’ liability for worker misclassification
  • Drafting Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Recent court cases and developments in misclassification litigation

This is an intermediate level program and some prior employment law experience is assumed.

THEODORA R. LEE

THEODORA R. LEE

THEODORA R. LEE, a senior shareholder/partner in the Walnut Creek office of Littler Mendelson, defends employers in complex wage and hour class actions, discrimination class action lawsuits and general employment litigation. Ms. Lee has extensive courtroom experience, and specializes in all aspects of employment and labor relations law, including wrongful termination litigation; National Labor Relations Board matters, including representation cases, unfair labor practice proceedings, grievance arbitrations; Title VII and FEHA proceedings, including race, sex, religious and age harassment and discrimination; and unfair competition proceedings. She also counsels employers on day to day employment issues such as covenants not to compete, personnel policies, hiring and termination of employees, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, federal and state wage and hour issues, pre-employment screening, litigation avoidance, reductions in force, the development of personnel policies and procedures, workplace violence, employment agreements, drug and alcohol testing, and risk management protocols. She has been recognized as one of the Leading Law Firm Rainmakers by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and has been repeatedly named as a Super Lawyer -Northern California. Theodora is a “AV Preeminent” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbard. She is a graduate of Spelman College and the University Of Texas School Of Law.

Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRACTICE AREA Employment Law
SUBTOPICS Forming and Advising
Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRACTICE AREA Employment Law
SUBTOPICS Forming and Advising