JUNE 2018 – Employee VS Independent Contractor


Employee vs. Independent Contractor:  The High Cost of Mis-classification

With its April 30th decision in the Dynamex Operations West case, the California Supreme Court made it more difficult for California businesses to classify their workers as independent contractors.

The Redlands Chamber will host a business seminar, Thursday, June 7th, 7:30 AM at Alta Vista Credit Union, Community Room, presented by Mark Edwards and William Tooke of the Redlands law firm of Mirau Edwards, Cannon, Lewin & Tooke.

In a real-world oriented program, you will learn when you can, and more importantly when you cannot, treat workers as independent contractors.   You will also learn that misclassification can be costly, or even ruinous, to California employers.  Costs can include not only overtime, meal period and rest period wages, but penalties, liability for worker incurred costs, liability for the workers unpaid taxes, and responsibility for medical costs, rehabilitation expenses, and lost earnings if the misclassified worker is injured.

The two presenters, Edwards and Tooke, with a combined experience of more than 60 years practicing law, will help guide you through the complex, and perilous rules governing classification of workers as independent contractors vs. employees.

Reservations are needed, seating is limited, call the chamber office at 793-2546, no cost for chamber members, $25 for non-members.