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The “On-Demand” Economy: Do Independent Contractors Create Class Action Risks?


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


1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific

Welcome to the “on-demand” economy.

This emerging business model, largely fueled by tech startups, allows consumers to quickly buy goods and services with their smartphones and other mobile devices.  If you’re working late at the office, chances are you’ll order food online.  Need your driveway cleared after the big storm?  Snow removal is just a few taps of an app away.

Many times, the workers who interact with the customers and perform the services are classified not as “employees” but as “independent contractors.”  Unfortunately, the line between “employee” and “contractor” can be murky and gray.  Yet the question is mission-critical for companies in the “on-demand” space.  These companies have become the newest targets of wage and hour class actions that can have bet-the-company financial stakes, bringing potential liability for minimum wage, overtime, attorneys’ fees and other damages.  Government auditors may soon be paying close attention to this industry as well.

Technology companies striving to create the next high-profile player need to carefully consider the important legal issues they face in classifying their workers.  During this webinar, Seyfarth attorneys will discuss the issues raised by the employee/contractor classification question and how companies can minimize their legal risks.

Anyone who owns, operates, or works with an on-demand company using this business model, or is thinking of doing so, is encouraged to attend this webinar. Please feel free to share this invitation with others who may be interested.

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*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.