Sally Griffith Cimini, Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC; John E. DuMont, dist director, U.S. Dept of Labor; Mark T. Phillis, Littler Mendelson, PC
The Pennsylvania Bar Institute presents Under Attack! Independent Contractor and Contingent Worker Classifications on Tuesday, February 28, at PBI’s CLE Conference Center at the Wanamaker Building in Central Philadelphia.
It begins at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 4:45 p.m.
In and effort to stretch budgets and maintain flexibility, employers are increasingly using independent contractors, casual employees, temporary workers and staffing agencies to augment their regular workforces. These arrangements are being increasingly scrutinized by federal and state agencies and plaintiffs on a number of fronts. Last year, the IRS launched a three-year initiative to randomly audit 6,000 businesses for employee misclassifications. In September 2011, the IRS entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of Labor to share information to reduce incidences of employee misclassification. Pennsylvania has also stepped up its efforts to regulate independent contractor relationships following the February 2011 enactment of the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act. Any employer who uses independent contractors or contingent worker classifications must be prepared for legal challenges from governmental agencies and private litigants. The program will review the latest claims; review IRS perspectives; and offer tips for addressing misclassifications before they result in legal challenges.
The faculty is Sally Griffith Cimini, Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC; John E. DuMont, district director, U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division; Mark T. Phillis, Littler Mendelson, PC; and Melvin L. Vatz, Grossinger Gordon Vatz LLP.
To register for the program visit www.pbi.org or call (800) 932-4637.