At The Podium

Misclassifying Independent Contractors

Date: April 23, 2013

Event: EmployerLINC 2013: ‘Government Gone Wild’

Venue: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Doing business in an increasingly regulated environment means more rules to follow, costlier penalties and lawsuits to avoid, and increased vigilance on the part of employers in the workplace. So if you feel the government is going wild, you’re not alone. At EmployerLINC 2013, McAfee & Taft’s annual labor, employment and employee benefits seminar, presentations include timely updates on state and federal laws and agency activities as well as practical guidance for maintaining legal compliance.

This presentation by Charlie Plumb and Roberta Fields explains why employers use independent contractors, why the cost of misclassifying employees is on the rise and what happens when an employer misclassifies an individual as an independent contractor. They also discuss the role of information-sharing in federal and state agency enforcement and next steps for employers.