After a brief hiatus, our free monthly webinar series is back. On November 3, 2010 (from 12-1 p.m. EDT), my colleagues Jonathan Orleans and Tiffany Kouri will address two hot topics in employment law:
- State and federal authorities are focusing attention on the distinction between employees and independent contractors. Misclassification can expose employers to liability for employee benefits, tax penalties and even criminal prosecution. Tiffany and Jon will provide some practical clues to employers to avoid these issues.
- Recent court decisions have addressed, if not entirely clarified, the question of when bonuses count as wages. Mistakes made in the treatment of bonuses can expose employers to liability for liquidated damages and attorney fees. Jon and Tiffany will address how employers can set up their bonus programs without creating unnecessary legal risks.
Following this program, we will have our next webinar on Wednesday November 17th. Look for details on that program soon.