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Compliance In The Gig Economy: How To Reduce Risk Of DOL Scrutiny For FLSA And Other Violations Regarding Contingent Workers

Webinar: ID# 1023698
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About This Course:
It’s estimated that one-third of the nation’s workers are independent contractors, freelancers, or temps. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has made it a priority to protect the rights of this group of workers, given what it calls the “increasing complexity of employment relationships and structures.”

Employers must also be careful to properly classify workers in order to properly comply with Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor rules and avoid costly penalties, back taxes, and interest.

Join us for an in-depth webinar on how employers can navigate the gig economy and ensure compliance when hiring freelancers. You’ll gain a clearer picture of what your responsibilities are regarding “gig” workers and independent contractors, temps, freelancers and how to avoid legal missteps that could trigger a DOL or other federal investigation.

Learning Objectives:
  • General classification parameters under federal regulations for the independent workforce—temps, freelancers, independent contractors
  • Legal and economic obligations under federal laws, such as the FLSA and other statutes
  • Joint employers’ obligations with respect to gig workers
  • How to ensure that civil rights protections are afforded to temporary workers as well as to the regular workforce
  • Best practices for avoiding missteps that could trigger a lawsuit or audit by the DOL or another governmental agency into your practices
  • Tips for complying with the FLSA and, if applicable, MSPA regulations regarding temporary workers
  • And much more!
About Your Presenter:

Michelle Lee Flores, Esq.
Member
Cozen O’Connor, Los Angeles

Attorney Michelle Lee Flores is a member in Cozen O’Connor’s Los Angeles office and the firm’s Labor & Employment Department, and has been practicing employment law for more than twenty years. She focuses her practice on all aspects of employment litigation, including jury and bench trials, arbitration, mediation and pre-litigation negotiations involving sex, race, religion, age and disability harassment and discrimination, wage and hour violations, including class actions, and wrongful termination. Ms. Flores also advises clients on employment compliance, internal investigations, discipline, terminations, reductions in force, and wage and hour matters. She is a frequent lecturer and published author of articles in professional legal journals and major news outlets. Most recently, Ms. Flores was named a 2017 California Super Lawyer, as well as previously in 2014-1016. In 2012 she was one of 40 women attorneys in California recognized for their networking efforts by The Recorder's Women Leaders in Law.
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