At The Podium

Employee Independent Contractor Issues

Date: November 8, 2013

Event: SouthWest Benefits Association’s Annual Conference for Practitioners & Plan Sponsors

Venue: DoubleTree Galleria

Location: Dallas, Texas

The SouthWest Benefits Association presents the 24th Annual Conference for Practitioners & Plan Sponsors on November 7-8, 2013, in Dallas, Texas, featuring top government officials and leading private industry experts in the world of employee benefits. The curriculum provides insight into the hottest topics of employee plans and direct answers to troubling plan questions.

Brandon P. Long Brandon P. Long
James Dudley Hyde James Dudley Hyde

On the second day of the conference, McAfee & Taft employee benefits attorney Brandon Long moderates a panel presentation titled "Employee Independent Contractor Issues," which includes fellow attorney Dudley Hyde as a featured panelist. Topics include:

  • Distinguishing between independent contractors and employees
  • Retiring employees who become independent contractors
  • Benefit plan issues created by misclassified workers
  • Litigation risks created by misclassified workers
  • Tax issues created by misclassified workers
  • Steps to avoid misclassification problems

SouthWest Benefits Association is a regional association of experienced professionals in the field of employee pension and welfare benefits. Members represent a wide range of specialties, including corporate human resources, benefit plan administration, financial management, investment counseling, trust administration, law, accounting, actuarial, health insurance, and pension and welfare consulting. Through an annual schedule of professional educational conferences and seminars, SWBA provides discussion of a wide range of issues confronting benefit professionals.


Brandon P. Long