Sweeping Enforcement of Worker Classification Issues Webcast

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Please join Morgan Lewis's Anne Marie Estevez, Miriam Fisher, and David Fuller for this webcast, which will highlight internal review and best practices, as well as best practices for dealing with governmental scrutiny and handling claims and litigation.

In a move that will impact thousands of businesses, cash-strapped federal and state authorities have launched high-profile initiatives to scrutinize and enhance enforcement of worker classification (employees vs. independent contractors).

  • Authorities have invested millions of dollars to "crack down" on misclassifications
  • Misclassification can result in multimillion-dollar class and collective actions, audits, civil and criminal penalties—and the plaintiffs' bar is filing new cases weekly
  • The IRS estimates that approximately 15% of employers misclassify their workers, resulting in $2.7 billion annually in uncollected taxes
  • In February, the IRS launched its largest audit initiative in 30 years, targeting 6,000 employers with the goal of closing the tax gap and increasing future compliance
  • The IRS will coordinate the results of its initiative with the states that have beefed up applicable penalties

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. (EST)

For more information or to register, please use the above registration link.

MCLE Credit
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one and a half (1.50) hours of General Education. Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Provider No. 4730, certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

CLE credit in some states is currently pending approval.