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    The Employee/Independent Contractor Misclassification Issue. How to Manage and Prevent Litigation.

    Date: February 21, 2013, 11:15am – 1:00pm
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    An Employee By Any Other Name . . .

    Employers increasingly use terms such as “contingent worker” and “independent contractor” to manage wage, benefit and tax obligations, but such labels are not sufficient to avoid any such obligations unless the labels are consistent with the facts.  This presentation discusses the risks and issues associated with misclassifying “service-provider” relationships, and offers guidance to help guard against missteps.


    About Laurence Shapero

    Laurence Shapero is Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group at the law firm of Riddell Williams in Seattle, WA.  He has assisted employers in labor and employment matters since 2001.

    Larry is a seasoned litigator, but he also spends much of his practice counseling clients in all aspects of employment law, including ADA and FMLA compliance, federal and state wage/hour law compliance, trade secrets and unfair competition issues, workplace privacy rights, workplace discrimination issues, and other workplace legal matters.

    Larry has served as employment counsel for a wide variety of large and small employers, including Microsoft Corporation, Raleigh America, Zones, Inc., Petrocard, Inc., A Place for Mom, Group Health Permanente and T-Mobile USA.

    In addition to his experience as an attorney, Larry has substantial experience as a human resources manager and generalist.

    Larry earned his B.A. in Psychology, and his M.B.A from California State University, Northridge. He received his J.D., with honors, from the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago,

    Larry is admitted to practice in Oregon, Washington and Illinois.

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