Could Your Volunteers Be deem Employees? Avoid Worker Misclassification

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Date Nov 9, 2017
Time 01:00 PM EDT
Cost $200.00
Employee or Independent Contractor? Exempt or Non-Exempt? Unpaid Intern, Volunteer or Paid Employee? Every year companies fail to properly classify their workers and such mistakes can be extremely costly. In 2000 Microsoft paid $97,000,000.00 in a settlement of misclassification claims. Lyft recently paid $12.25 million dollars and FedEx recently had to pay $228,000,000 for classifying, workers as independent contractors rather than employees (one of the biggest settlements so far). And class action lawsuits claiming millions of dollars in unpaid wages are filed each year alleging that employers have failed to pay overtime because workers are misclassified as "exempt." Staying ahead of misclassification claims is almost a full-time job itself and this course will teach you the guidelines for making sure you don't fall into the trap of misclassifying your workers.

Objectives of the Presentation
  • Identifying the legal differences between contractors and employees
  • Understanding the legal distinction between "Exempt" Employees and "Non-Exempt" Employees
  • Paid vs. Unpaid interns and how to avoid claims by unpaid interns
  • Using volunteers in the workplace
  • Structuring jobs to avoid confusion between the various classifications
  • Consequences of Misclassifications
Why Should you Attend
In order to avoid legal exposure that comes with misclassifying an employee, or group of employees, employers should be familiar with the limits of EACT category of workers as defined in either the state or federal rules. Aside from back-pay and benefits that would be due and payable to a misclassified employee or group of employees, there can also be substantial penalties that drive up the cost of classification errors.

Areas Covered
  • Employees Defined
  • Independent Contractors Defined
  • Exempt Employees Defined
  • Non-Exempt Employees Defined
  • Unpaid Interns
  • Volunteers
* Please contact us at 510.857.5841 or if you need any assistance registering


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