If you classify any workers as “independent contractors”—or have plans to do so—now’s the time to make sure you get that classification correct.
On July 15th the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released important new interpretative guidelines that narrow the definition of “independent contractor” and makes using contractors more legally risky.
The DOL’s conclusion: “Most workers are employees.”
The guidance is part of a massive new “Misclassification Initiative” launched by the IRS and DOL, targeting employers with more audits and closer scrutiny.
And as part of the crackdown, the DOL hired 100 new auditors solely to investigate misclassifications. So what are employers supposed to do?
Now’s the time to understand this complex issue once and for all!
Join us for a live webinar on September 2nd on the practical impact of the DOL’s newly released AI on the FLSA. Learn what steps can be taken now to get in compliance.
Independent Contractor Classification:
Complying with the DOL’s New FLSA Administrative Initiative
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | Time: 2:30 – 3:45 PM ET
In this information-packed webinar you will learn the nuts and bolts of the new AI and get the answers to your most pressing questions like:
• What is the legal reach of the AI, and its enforcement strength?
• What are the penalties and exposure under the FLSA for misclassification?
• What steps should employers take now regarding independent contractors, freelancers and other non-employee workers?
Employment law expert, Margaret Hanrahan of Ogletree Deakins, will also explore:
• In-depth analysis of the AI
• Analysis of how this approach to the economic realities test varies from current usage and how it doesn’t
• Understand the key points the AI raises in each of the six factors in the test; and
• Recent decisions analyzing workers according to the economic realities test and key facts relied on by the courts in making their determination of employee or independent contractor status
Your registration includes the top-selling guide, FLSA Compliance: Your Practical Guide to Overtime Exemptions and Wage and Hour Law – a $349 value – absolutely FREE!
Jam-packed with compliance guidelines, this practical, 176 page guide provides easy-to-understand guidance for:
• Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overview
• Basic Wage Standards
• Who is Covered?
• Employee Rights
• Overtime Pay
• Nursing Mothers
• Recordkeeping, Reporting, Notices and Posters
• Equal Pay Provisions
• Commonly Used Exemptions
• Salary Basis Requirement and the Part 541 Exemptions Under the FLSA
This essential guide also includes finger-tip access to sample materials and relevant policy information, including:
• Frequently Asked Questions on:
o Furloughs and Other Reductions in Pay and Hours Worked Issues
o Break Time for Nursing Mothers
• Consolidated State Minimum Wage Update Table (Effective Date: 01/01/2012)
• Comparing the Tests for:
o Executive Employees
o Administrative Employees
o Professional Employees
o Computer Employees
o Outside Sales Employees
• Model Salary Basis Policy
• State Labor Offices Contact Information
• FLSA Poster
Register now for this information-packed webinar and get FLSA Compliance: Your Practical Guide to Overtime Exemptions and Wage and Hour Law absolutely FREE! You save $349.00!
Discover your compliance mistakes now—before the feds do—and learn how to manage your independent contractors legally.