I Need to Know Where This Relationship Is Going? - Classifying Workers as Independent Contractors, Employees, Exempt, Non-Exempt, Salary, Hourly, Temporary and Volunteer Simi Valley Location

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Best Western Posada Royale Hotel
1775 Madera Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Cost: No charge to attend (RSVP required). Continental breakfast will be served.

Presenters: Karen L. Gabler and Jonathan Fraser Light, Employment Law Partners at LightGabler

Registration Information

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required.

To register, call 805.248.7033 or send an email to .

Seminar Description

What Kind Of Workers Do I Have?

In the spectrum of potential legal problems facing California employers today, few carry the destructive impact of misclassification of workers. Treating an employee as an independent contractor or a non-exempt employee as salaried or exempt can result in damages and penalties simultaneously assessed by a minimum of five state and federal agencies, as well as civil liability to the employee. New penalties enforceable in 2012 create even greater risk of misclassification.

In this informative and interactive seminar, employment law partners Jonathan Fraser Light and Karen L. Gabler will discuss proper classification of workers. Attendees will learn about why misclassification is the employer's greatest legal and financial risk.

Jon and Karen will provide tips and pitfalls such as:

  • NEW 2012 laws regarding independent contractors
  • "My employee wanted to be an independent contractor, so it's okay…."
  • "Why can't I avoid CA employment laws by hiring only independent contractors?"
  • "My employee works independently all the time…."
  • Why temporary workers might create the greatest liability
  • The three critical exemptions and a few available alternatives
  • How to avoid turning an exempt employee into a non-exempt employee
  • "My employee works without supervision, so he must be exempt…."
  • "My employee is salaried, so I don't owe her overtime, right?"
  • "She's just volunteering her time, so I don't have to pay her…."

If you reserve a spot and then later find that you are unable to attend, please inform us in advance so that we may offer your seat to someone else.