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"I Work Alone": Limiting Liability Concerning Independent Contractor Status

Instructor: Jacquiline M Wagner
Product ID: 704772
  • Duration: 90 Min
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This training program will explain how we ascertain the difference between circumstances in which a service provider is an employee (and a principal is an employer) and circumstances in which the service provider is an independent contractor (and the principal is a client).

Course ""I Work Alone": Limiting Liability Concerning Independent Contractor Status" has been pre-approved by HRCI as eligible for 1.5 credits towards a participant's recertification upon full completion.
“The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program”.

Why Should You Attend:

Converse to the high overhead when employing an employee, when contracting with independent contractors, a principal’s overhead costs are relatively low. That’s because when contracting with an independent contractor, the principal is not responsible for providing the laundry list of protections it must provide in an employer-employee relationship.

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Many principals, especially small business owners, are tempted to erroneously dub a service provider as an independent contractor in an effort to avoid paying for and managing the laundry list of legal protections afforded to employees.

But, as this webinar will discuss, misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor- especially to avoid providing the list of legal protections to a service provider- could have costly and dire ramifications.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Who is an independent contractor?
  • The advantages of contracting with an independent contractor
  • Understanding that protection of service providers is a matter of public policy
  • How to determine whether a service provider is an independent contractor or an employee
  • Statutory presumptions of employment status
  • The ramifications of misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor
  • Reporting requirements when engaging an independent contractor
  • Liability for conduct toward and by an independent contractor
  • Indemnification of staffing agencies

Who Will Benefit:

  • Supervisors
  • General counsel
  • Payroll professionals
  • Human resources personnel
  • Accounting personnel
  • Business owners
  • Lawmakers
  • Attorneys
  • All California employers

Instructor Profile:

Jacquiline M. Wagner, Esq., is the president of JMW Seminars, LLC - working to improve the performance of employees and supervisors. Ms. Wagner uniquely understands the needs of business owners and employers when it comes to educating employees. For almost twenty years, she has enjoyed the honor of training hundreds of employees and supervisors in an assortment of industries concerning all aspects of employment law.

Stemming from that experience, she has designed a wide array of engaging human resources, employment law, motivational, business acumen, professional development, continuing education and leadership courses and presentations.

In addition to spearheading JMW Seminars, LLC, Ms. Wagner is a principal human resources and continuing education trainer on behalf of the Office of General Counsel for the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she serves as Assistant General Counsel.

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