BOSTON — Nov. 21, 2014 — Terence P. McCourt, managing shareholder of the Boston office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP and chairman of the office’s Labor & Employment Practice, will be a featured speaker at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program on Independent Contractor v. Employee. This seminar and live webcast takes place Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the MCLE Conference Center.
McCourt and fellow panelists will discuss the increase in Massachusetts’ wage and hour litigation and tax issues focused on the independent contractor versus employee classification. They will offer the latest practical and strategic tactics for dealing with the Department of Labor (DOL), Internal Revenue Service, Attorney General’s Office and private litigants. Specific topics include:
- Overview of Massachusetts Wage and Hour Law as it Affects Independent Contractors
- Latest Court Decisions Interpreting Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149 Section 148B—the Statute that Presents the Highest Legal Hurdle for Businesses Using Independent Contractors
- Overview of Tax Issues Related to Independent Contractors
- Effect of November Election on Enforcement
- Involvement of the DOL, State and Federal Taxing Authorities and the Attorney General in Independent Contractor Matters
- Ask the Experts Q&A Session
McCourt represents a broad range of organizations in all facets of management-side labor and employment law. During more than two decades of practice, he has gained a national reputation for his practical, solution-oriented approach to employment law issues. With wide-ranging litigation experience, McCourt handles diverse employment matters, including employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases in state and federal courts, wage and hour compliance, labor arbitration cases, non-competition cases, internal corporate investigations, and National Labor Relations Board proceedings. He also counsels employers concerning day-to-day human resources issues as well as a myriad of legal requirements in the workplace, particularly related to significant operational changes such as mergers, acquisitions, business relocations or reductions in force. Previously, he was Deputy Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor of Massachusetts and General Counsel to the Massachusetts Secretary of Labor.