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Thursday, March 15, 2018 11:30 am

Independent Contractor vs. Employee: Roles, Rules and Risks [NYSCA Webinar]

Presented by Michael West, Esq. Senior Attorney, NYCON

Organizations must be a NYSCA Grantee Organization to participate in this webinar.

How certain are you that individuals you classify as Independent Contractors are actually what you claim?  How certain are you that the NYS Department of Labor would agree with your conclusion?  What are the potential risks associated with your worker classification scheme? These questions and more will be answered as NYCON presents “Independent Contractor vs. Employee: Roles, Rules and Risks.”  In this 90 minute Webinar, the nature of both Employment and Independent Contractor relationships, especially as they pertain to arts organizations, will be examined with an eye toward determining who in your organization should be placed in each category.  Special emphasis will be provided on reviewing NYS Department of Labor rules regarding employee classifications for performing artists, stage personnel and instructors and the various issues that might arise in the event workers are misclassified.  The goal of the program is to provide your organization with a detailed understanding of the decisions regarding classification schemes so that necessary.

This webinar is part of the NYSCA Statewide Organizational Development Services program provided by NYCON via our partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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