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Independent Contractor Misclassification Litigation: Demystifying Tools and Tactics

GT's Jonathan Sulds will serve as a speaker on the "Independent Contractor Misclassification Litigation: Demystifying Tools and Tactics" Live Webinar taking place on Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET). 


The flexible work arrangement has become a norm in the post-pandemic time, presenting hurdles among company decision-makers when it comes to employee classification. Misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor can pose legal risks to employers including liability claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other state wage and hour laws.

While the FLSA holds established factors in determining employee status, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) also uses its standards for evaluation with an emphasis on the behavioral, financial, and relational details. Thus, stiffer fines and criminal penalties await employers who committed fraudulent or intentional misclassification. These developments underscore the need for company executives to be well-versed with the different factors or legal standards in classifying workers to mitigate misclassification liabilities and other legal risks.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they provide a comprehensive discussion of the existing regulations, emerging developments, and notable cases involving independent contractor misclassification. Speakers will also offer practical tips and compliance strategies to mitigate potential risks in this evolving legal landscape.

Key topics include:

  • Independent Contractor Misclassification: Challenges and Pitfalls
  • Employee Misclassification Under the FSLA and Related State Laws
  • Determining Employee Status: Demystifying the IRS Factors
  • Practical Tips and Strategies
  • Notable Cases
  • What Lies Ahead