Description Recorded Thursday, September 15, 2016 Is your worker an independent contractor or employee? That’s the multimillion-dollar question as class-action “misclassification” lawsuits continue to rise at the federal and state levels. The courts and government agencies use many factors to determine independent contractor status. Employers who mislabel a worker as an independent contractor create liability for failing to fulfill legal obligations owed to an employee, such as wage-and-hour requirements. Both the U.S. Department of Labor and California’s Labor Commissioner are cracking down on misclassification, ramping up their enforcement efforts. As is often the case, offending employers believed they designated independent contractors correctly, only to find out they made the wrong decision. Misclassification mistakes are costly, exposing employers to fines and severe penalties for failure to: Pay minimum wage, overtime and employment taxes Provide meal and rest breaks Give workers’ compensation coverage Our employment laws experts review independent contractor status, legal obligations and more: Stringent tests required by law to determine status Willful misclassification Right to control Penalties for violations Recent court cases Best practices Product Features Presented by top CalChamber employment law experts Ideal for HR professionals, office managers, business owners or anyone responsible for hiring and staffing Mobile-optimized for viewing on tablets and smartphones Downloadable webinar slides and a recording of the 9/15/16 webinar A recorded webinar is good for as long as the content is valid and there are no legal changes to it. If the content changes, the webinar will no longer be available for viewing. This webinar offers guidance only and does not serve as or replace legal advice.