Human Resource Council Meeting: Properly Classifying Workers
Exempt? Non-exempt? Employee? Independent contractor? Not sure? What you don’t know may cost you!
Misclassifying workers can be costly for employers as overtime liability, back pay, civil and criminal penalties, and administrative fees can easily accrue. In addition, employers may be liable for failure to withhold and pay FICA taxes, as well as temporary disability, family leave and workers comp insurance contributions.
As agencies and employees continue to aggressively pursue the misclassification of workers and overtime violations, this is an optimal time to audit your payroll practices to minimize your risk of liability.
This program will examine:
- Laws targeting the misclassification of employees as independent contractors and/or as exempt employees.
- Newly enacted remedies and stringent penalties for failing to properly classify and pay employees.
- Expanded liability and penalties under the New Jersey Wage Theft Act.
- Wage and hour issues that may arise due to the increase in remote work.
- The expanded risk of personal liability.
Join us on Tuesday, June 7 for our virtual council meeting as Marianne Tolomeo, a partner in Connell Foley’s Labor and Employment Group, guides us through best practices for properly classifying workers. This meeting will include open Q&A.
This meeting will include open Q&A.