The Dos and Don'ts of Using Independent Contractors

Recorded: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Duration: 75 minutes

Join Practical Law and the Wage & Hour Defense Institute for a free, 75-minute webinar providing guidance on independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act, IRS rules and various state laws. Moderator Paul Bittner of Ice Miller LLP (Columbus, OH), and speakers Paul Barsness of Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP (Atlanta, GA), Paul Peralta of Moore & Van Allen Law Firm (Charlotte, NC), Jennifer Williams of Akerman LLP (Miami, FL), all members of the Wage & Hour Defense Institute, will discuss how to classify employees and independent contractors correctly, practical and strategic considerations regarding classification and the impact of improper classification, including:

  • Developing written contracts.
  • Determining the degree of supervision.
  • Addressing compensation and expense reimbursement issues.
  • Providing tools and supplies.
  • Limiting potential tax and employment law liability and avoiding claims of misclassification.

The presenters will also share real-world examples of clients using independent contractors and the associated risks and rewards.

A short Q&A session will follow.


Discussion Moderator:
Paul Bittner of Ice Miller LLP (Columbus, OH)

Presenters:
Paul Barsness of Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP (Atlanta, GA)
Paul Peralta of Moore & Van Allen Law Firm (Charlotte, NC)
Jennifer Williams of Akerman LLP (Miami, FL)

Practical Law Moderator:
Suzanne Brown, Senior Legal Editor, Practical Law Labor & Employment




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