In recent years, both lawsuits and state and federal agency audits have increased over worker classification issues. PPACA’s requirement that large and mid-size employers offer health coverage to their full-time employees or pay penalties will give employers another reason to make sure workers are classified correctly. Misclassifying workers can lead to awards of large dollars of back pay, penalties for under-withholding, and fines under PPACA.
Unfortunately, it’s not always simple to decide if a worker is an “employee.” Join us for this 90 minute intermediate level webinar and learn what to look at when deciding if a worker is a “common law” employee, tools available from the government to help you do this, and all the consequences to consider when making this decision.
Thursday, May 16th 2:00pm ET
The presentation slides will be posted the day before the webinar.
Kathleen R. Barrow
Kathleen is a Partner in the Omaha office of Jackson Lewis LLP. She has designed welfare benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements, and has counseled sponsors and administrators of these types of plans, for fifteen years. She has appeared on behalf of clients before the national offices of the United States Treasury and the Department of Labor Employee Benefit Security Administration and is assisted employers in defending plan audits. She is a member of the Jackson Lewis Health Care Reform Task Force. Mrs. Barrow is admitted to practice in Oklahoma, Texas, the 5th and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeals and U.S. Tax Court.
Randal M. Limbeck
Randal M. Limbeck is a partner in the Omaha office of Jackson Lewis LLP. He specializes in representation of clients in the areas of ERISA, employee benefits, and executive compensation. Mr. Limbeck has represented clients in a broad range of industries and size, with respect to design, document drafting, employee communications, litigation and assistance in dealings with the IRS and Department of Labor. Mr. Limbeck is admitted to practice in Nebraska.