Anne Cherry Barnett, Principal, Polsinelli to Speak at The Knowledge Group's Challenges, Pitfalls, and Minimizing the Risks in, Misclassification of Independent Contractors

Top Quote Anne Cherry Barnett, Principal, Polsinelli to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Challenges, Pitfalls, and Minimizing the Risks in, Misclassification of Independent Contractors: Recent Developments Impacting Global Employment LIVE Webcast. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) November 06, 2017 - This event is scheduled for November 9, 2017 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm (ET).

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    About Anne Cherry Barnett
    Anne Cherry Barnett focuses her practice on employment matters and has represented clients of all sizes, including start-ups and large Fortune 50 companies. She prides herself on providing sound and cutting edge legal strategies that consistently focus on the clientís bottom line as they navigate the complex labyrinth of California and Federal employment regulations. Anne has represented employers in single plaintiff and class action litigation and her areas of focus include:
    -Wage and hour violations, including class actions;
    -Discrimination and wrongful termination
    -California Labor Code violations
    -Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
    -Breach of contract
    -Worker misclassification

    Anne also regularly counsels employers regarding compliance with wage and hour laws, exempt and non-exempt classification, independent contractor status, founder disputes, workforce reductions, discrimination claims, workplace investigations, employment policies and risk management regarding potential litigation.

    About Polsinelli
    Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with approximately 800 attorneys in 20 offices. Ranked #17 for Client Service Excellence1 and #10 for best client relationships2 among 650 U.S. law firms, Polsinelli was also named among the top 20 best-known firms in the nation3. The firmís attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation. | Polsinelli PC | In California, Polsinelli LLP

    12017 BTI Client Service A-Team Report
    22017 BTI Industry Power Rankings
    32017 BTI Brand Elite

    Event Synopsis:
    Many employers who utilize subcontractors and independent contractors are facing increased scrutiny. Companies both in the United States and overseas engaging independent contractors should evaluate independent contractor relationships and consider ways to mitigate the risks in misclassification.

    The misclassification of workers classified as independent contractors continues to receive attention by federal and state agencies. Widespread use of independent contractors in the United States and overseas has led to reduction in tax collections, reduced contributions to unemployment insurance, disability and workersí compensation funds. Independent contractors do not receive overtime compensation, do not receive unemployment benefits and workersí compensation resulting in more federal and state Department of Labor audits. Federal and state agencies are sharing information to assist in identifying potential abuses and ensure proper worker classification.

    Despite the increased scrutiny, utilizing independent contractors is permissible under existing laws and can generate significant business costs and tax savings when the relationship is established properly. Independent contractors are not eligible to participate in employee benefit plans and are paid as self-employed individuals without tax withholdings and contributions. However, the costs of misclassification can be high in terms of taxes, back wages and various penalties.

    Attending this course will give you a broad overview of the Internal Revenue Code, FLSA and state statutes, generally, that apply to employee v. Independent contractor determinations. The course will give you tools and other options for your overseas workforce and to evaluate independent contractor relationships and provide an in-depth analysis of the classification tests used in different countries and the misclassification risks associated in each classification tests.

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

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