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Employment Law Essentials: Contractor or Employee?

August 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT


In this high level workshop, prospective entrepreneurs and small business owners will learn to navigate the complex distinctions between independent contractors and employees. Attendees will gain insights into the legal and financial implications of worker classification and learn best practices for compliance with employment laws.

Topics Covered:

1. Defining Employees vs. Contractors: Key differences and legal definitions.

2. Legal Implications: Understanding the legal consequences of worker misclassification.

3. Tax Obligations: Employer tax responsibilities for employees and contractors.

4. Benefits and Compensation: Differences in benefits, pay structures, and compensation.

5. Hiring and Onboarding: Best practices for hiring and onboarding employees and contractors.

6. Contracts and Agreements: Essential contract terms for independent contractors.

7. Compliance with Labor Laws: Overview of federal and state labor laws affecting worker classification.

8. Handling Disputes: Strategies for resolving disputes related to worker classification.

9. Converting Contractors to Employees: Considerations and steps for transitioning contractors to employees.

10. Audit and Reporting Requirements: Documentation and reporting needed for compliance and audits.

Faculty: Rob Warzel. Rob is an attorney with Spencer Fane’s Phoenix, Arizona office. He advises clients all over the country on all aspects of human resources counseling, employment litigation and traditional labor law, helping businesses identify risks and equipping them with the tools necessary to minimize the time and resources spent on legal matters. He works with clients ranging from large enterprises to sole proprietorships in complex matters involving breach of contract, wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, restrictive covenants, fraud, negligence and more. Rob earned his undergraduate degree in international business at Carleton University in Ottawa and his Juris Doctor from the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.



August 20
11:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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