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Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classification Issue Seminar

Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classification Issue Seminar

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm

The distinction between whether an individual is classified as an employee or an independent contractor can affect business owners in a variety of ways, including how employers withhold a variety of taxes. Misclassification of an individual may result in a number of costly legal consequences.To provide more information and answer questions related to employee misclassification and employment laws, Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will address the employee versus independent contractor classification issue before the Building Managers International’s Collier County Chapter on June 13 at 4 p.m. at The Country Club of Naples, 185 Burning Tree Dr. in Naples.

Schwinn will provide attendees with what they need to know about current employment laws and proposed changes related to independent contractors including:

  • the economic realities test analysis that is used to examine independent contractor relations;
  • are you paying workers under the table? Think again!
  • whether written agreements really mean anything in the eyes of the government;
  • changes on the horizon in employment law;
  • costly consequences;
  • potential penalties that may arise as a result of misclassification; and
  • why the law favors the finding of an employment relationship.

Schwinn is available to speak to local businesses and organizations on a variety of employment law topics and can be reached at 239-336-6228 or christinaschwinn@paveselaw.com.

Schwinn’s primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Schwinn, who joined Pavese Law Firm in 2005, is an accomplished public speaker and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications.