Classifying Independent Contractors

Recorded On: 07/17/2014

This webinar will cover an area of growing concern for clubs, and other employers, across the country. Do you consider your caddies to be independent contractors? Your club's pro? Other service providers?

Employment lawyers, public agencies, taxing authorities and the courts have taken an aggressive view that individuals classified as independent contractors are, instead, employees. As many employers have discovered, the rule of law may run contrary to what is agreed to, and memorialized, in written agreements. The issue affects wage and hour, individual employment rights, worker's compensation proceedings, union organizing, and compliance with tax laws. We will discuss the tests used by courts and agencies, the attacks upon alleged misclassification and 'wage theft,' as well as steps management can take to limit potential exposure.

Thomas Lenz

Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Thomas A. Lenz is a partner at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, in the firm’s labor and employment law department handling all aspects of labor and employment law issues from the firm’s Cerritos and Pasadena offices. He serves on NCA’s board and ClubPAC Committee and chairs the Government Relations Committee. Lenz also is chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section for the State Bar of California. He can be reached at tlenz@aalrr.comor 562-653-3200.

Cindy Strom Arellano

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Cindy S. Arellano is a partner at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo in the firm’s Business & Tax Practice Group in Cerritos, Calif., focusing on employee benefits and executive compensation, tax audits, ERISA, nonprofit organizations, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate transactional matters. She has written for NCA publications and spoken in NCA programs. She can be reached at carellano@aalrr.com or 562-653-3200.

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