Compliance Issues When Utilizing Alternative Workforce
Objectives of the Presentation
- What Is the Contingent Worker Legal Landscape?
- The Legal Standards for Use of Contingent Workers
- Wage and Hour Considerations
- Joint Employer Considerations
- Tax Consequences
- Benefit Issues
- Latest pronouncements from the Department of Labor
- Best practices
Why Should you Attend
More and more companies want to call individuals independent contractors under the misguided notion that they may avoid employment laws. Others want to use "temp to perm" workers without realizing that a joint employment arrangement may be occurring. Getting it wrong can lead to costly wage and hour lawsuits, tax penalties, and even jail! This is an area that has received increased public attention, plaintiff and governmental scrutiny in recent years, and will continue to do so with the rise of the shared economy and technology. This webinar will help educate those responsible at companies for managing these workforces on how best to do so in a way that minimizes risk and increases compliance with the thicket of laws. The topic will take participants through both the legal standards and practical considerations in using such a workforce. The topic is critical for businesses who want to continue to rely upon independent contractors and other contingent workers without exposing the business to considerable legal risk.