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Employees vs. Independent Contractors - Understanding Legal Differences and Staying Compliant

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Course Description:

This training will discuss the legal differences between employees and independent contractors and advise you on how to stay compliant with applicable law. You will also learn ways to minimize risk when using independent contractors.

At the end of this session, the speaker will handle your specific questions and address any challenges you have/had in understanding the legal differences between employees and contractors.

Why should you Attend?

Failure to comply can be costly and getting the classification between employees and independent contractors right is good policy. The Department of Labor and the IRS appear to be cracking down on employers who characterize persons who are lawfully employees as contractors. Employers who mis-classify could be exposed to significant liability.

This webinar will discuss the IRS 11 point test and other criteria used to classify workers and clarify the distinctions between employees and contractors. Also, you will be provided with tools to use in classifying your workers as employees or contractors. It may be particularly helpful for small businesses without HR Departments.

Areas Covered:

  • What Statutes are Relevant to Classification?
  • The IRS Tests for Classification.
  • Statutory Employees?
  • What Constitutes Control over Work Sufficient to Make a Worker an Employee?
  • Leased Employees and Temporary Employees?
  • li>Drafting Independent Contractor Agreements. Conducting Self-audits.
  • Understand the Legal Criteria to Distinguish Employees from Contractors
  • Learn Ways to Minimize Risk When Using Contractors
  • Learn Tips for Drafting Contractor Agreements

Who will Benefit?

  • Attorneys
  • Human Resource Directors
  • Anyone who is involved in Hiring or Staffing

Topic Background:

Many employers, particularly those whose staffing needs fluctuate significantly throughout the year, seek to treat some workers as independent contractors rather than as employees. Although the employer and the worker may be content with such an arrangement, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor and other federal agencies may not agree. Employers can be exposed to the liabilities as Dept. of labor and IRS is cracking down on employers who characterize lawful employers as contractors.

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Speaker Details

Kenneth Sprang

Kenneth Sprang

Employment Law

Mr. Sprang began his career with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, a large, multi-national firm. Subsequently, he served as in house counsel in the legal departments of Calgon Corporation, a former subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., and Cyclops Corporation, a Fortune 500 specialty steel manufacturer. Later, Mr. Sprang founded legal departments and served as in-house general counsel for several start-up and other privately-held companies, including a hospital and a web-based

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Participants/Registrants for our live events, may cancel up to 72 hours prior to the start of the live session and ComplyArena will issue a letter of credit to be used towards any of ComplyArena's future events. The letter of credit will be valid for 12 months.

ComplyArena will process refund in cases where the event has been cancelled and is not rescheduled within 90 days from the original scheduled date of the webinar. In case if a live webinar is cancelled, participants/registrants may choose between recorded version of the course or a refund. Refunds will not be processed to participants who do not show up for the webinar. A webinar may be cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances, participants will be notified 24 hours before the scheduled start of the event. Contact us via email: admin@complyarena.com or call +1-888-222-5917 (Toll Free).