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Drafting Independent Contractor Agreements: Teleseminar
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When: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Dial-in: 12:45 PM | Program: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Teleseminar: WebCredenza

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Employment Law

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These telephone seminars are presented by national speakers who are experts in their areas of practice often ABA Section chairs, authors of books in their areas of practice, and heads of practice groups.

In every industry, employers are increasingly relying on independent contractors over traditional full-time employees to grow their businesses. Contractors give employers substantial flexibility – they are able to tap certain specialized skills without the risk of a full-time hire. They are able to structure performance based compensation arrangements without the financial risk of guaranteed salaries or fringe benefits They are also able to make quick changes to the composition of their workforce if a contractor or initiative does not work out. However, the risk is if the independent contractor relationship is not properly documented, the employer has unlimited liability for contractor activity and substantial tax liability on compensation paid to the contractor. This program will provide you with a practical guide to drafting independent contractor agreements, including the term of an agreement, compensation, major tax issues, reporting and the limitation of liability.

  • Drafting independent contractor agreements
  • How contractor agreements differ from employment agreements
  • Term of agreements – fixed term and tied to attaining performance benchmarks
  • Compensation – fixed and performance-based
  • Liability issues – limiting employer liability for certain forms of contractor conduct
  • Contractor training and ongoing reporting back to employer
  • Tax traps – factors that may trigger employer liability for FICA

Raymond W. Bertrand, Paul, Hastings LLP – San Diego

MSBA Standard Member: $69
Non-Members: $99


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