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It Is Not Your Parents’ Employer Any More: Alternative Work Status


Cost: There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.

Washington, D.C. Office

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
975 F Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 463-2400


Breakfast & Registration:

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Independent contractors, staffing company loaned employees, consultants, 1099 “employees”, part-time employees, the GIG economy - what does it all mean?  Who is an employer, who is an employee, and what is everyone else? Your Uber driver: is he/she an employee of Uber, and are you the employer?  Companies have been struggling with the reduction  in jobs where the worker is a traditional employee.  The U.S. Department of Labor issued an expansive and confusing interpretation of Joint Employer and Independent Contractor status, and then this month withdrew it, making us ask: so where are we at now? What are the rules and how does a Company decide what are the benefits and risk of different classifications?  You have questions, we have answers. 

Come join us for a look at how much control over a worker makes them an employee, what other factors are considered, and what you can do to minimize the risks if you use workers you do not classify as employees.

If you have any questions, please contact and reference this event.