The California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision re-shaped the landscape of California law regarding proper classification of independent contractors. This presentation will explain the new “ABC” test announced by the court to determine whether contractors are properly classified. The program will also highlight the exposure that can result from improperly classifying employees as contractors, including wage and hour liability, unemployment and withholding tax audits, and civil penalties.
This program has been submitted for 1.5 SHRM and HRCI recertification credits.
James J. McDonald, Jr., J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP is managing partner of the Irvine, California office of the national labor and employment law firm of Fisher & Phillips LLP. Jim has practiced labor and employment law representing management for more than 30 years. He is author of California Employment Law: An Employer’s Guide, published by the Society for Human Resource Management, and he teaches labor and employment law in the Human Resources Management Program at the University of California, Irvine. He received his law degree cum laude from Georgetown University and is a member of the California and Georgia Bars. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute and he holds the SHRM-SCP certification from the Society of Human Resource Management. He may be reached at (949) 851-2424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stakes are Higher Now