Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Don’t Get It Wrong – Avoiding the Costly Mistakes of Misclassifying Independent Contractors
September 17, 2019 (Tue)  12:00 PM  US/Eastern

Program Description:
Companies increasingly are relying on outside contractors to supplement their business needs, which can cut operating costs. The number of independent contractors hired far outpaces the regular employees hired by small businesses. This presentation will examine the state of the law regarding contractor classification, and also explore the common pitfalls that companies make in designating and working with contractors.

Using contractors undeniably is attractive: contractors offer the promise of instant expertise, flexibility in scheduling and commitment, and less of a hassle than dealing with the red tape that comes with the traditional employment relationship. Those benefits can come with a price tag – namely the significant risk of legal exposure for companies that get it wrong. Unfortunately, many businesses (either inadvertently or deliberately) still go overboard in classifying workers as contractors. Learn how to avoid costly mistakes while hearing about cases that involve millions of dollars

This is a past event and is no longer available for registration.