Independent Contractors or Employees: Avoiding Costly Myths/Mistakes

Pathways to Success: Perspectives on Legal and Business Compliance



Thursday, August 21, 2014
11:30 AM-1:00 PM CST

Birmingham, AL

It is critical for businesses to avoid running afoul of the law when classifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees. BABC tax attorneys, Bruce Ely and Sims Rhyne, along with Jenna Bedsole of Baker Donelson, will present “Independent Contractors vs. Employees: Avoiding Costly Myths/Mistakes” hosted by The Birmingham Regional Enterprise Council and the Women's Business Council of the Birmingham Business Alliance.

On the agenda:

  • Define what an independent contractor is, and how independent contractors differentiate from employees, in “layman’s” terms.
  • Dispel emerging popular myths about ways to avoid certain mandates of the Affordable Care Act through improper changes in employment related classifications.
  • Discuss actual situations where companies have either paid or avoided stiff penalties and fines for improper classifications of their workers.
  • Provide compelling reasons why the old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” benefits companies who adhere to proper guidelines, and helps them to maintain and improve their cash flow.

For more information and to register for the event, visit the Birmingham Business Alliance website.