"We need to talk about our relationship..."Classifying Workers as Independent Contractors, Temporary or Exempt-Salaried

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Cost: No charge to attend; RSVP required*

Embassy Suites Hotel
333 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Presenters: Jonathan Fraser Light and Susan S. Waag

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About This Seminar

In the spectrum of potential legal problems facing California employers today, few carry the destructive impact of the misclassification of workers. Treating an employee as an independent contractor, or a non-exempt employee as salaried exempt, can result in damages and penalties from a minimum of five state and federal agencies, as well as civil liability for the employer.

In this informative seminar, employment law attorneys Jonathan Fraser Light and Susan S. Waag will discuss the proper classification of workers to avoid staggering liability. Topics covered will include the following:

  • "My employee wanted to be an independent contractor, so it's ok, right?"
  • "Why can't I avoid CA employment laws by hiring only contractors?"
  • "My employee works independently all the time..."
  • New California Supreme Court standards for who can be an independent contractor
  • Why temporary workers might create the greatest liability
  • Why temp agencies can't protect you from liability
  • The three critical exemptions and a few available alternatives
  • Accidentally losing the legitimate exempt status of an employee
  • "My employee works without supervision, so he must be exempt..."
  • "My employee is salaried, so I don't owe her overtime, right?"
  • "Can I pay my exempt employee hourly wages?"
  • "Can I pay my non-exempt employee a salary?"
  • Why employees can't waive their right to protection under the wage and hour laws
  • Critical documentation every employer needs to defend contractor or exempt status

*Attendance is limited to no more than three people per company.

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