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Who constitutes an employee under federal employment laws? For example, an employer who improperly classifies employees as independent contractors violates the Fair Labor Standards Act. What are the implications for misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor under other federal statutes such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and other worker protection laws? Learn to ask the right questions of your potential clients and spot issues during your initial consultation to help you make this critical determination.
Sandra L. Blevins Sandra L. Blevins is a partner in the law firm of Betz + Blevins located in Indianapolis, Indiana where she advocates on behalf of individuals primarily in employment-related matters. She is currently the President of the Indiana Chapter of the...MoreSandra L. Blevins is a partner in the law firm of Betz + Blevins located in Indianapolis, Indiana where she advocates on behalf of individuals primarily in employment-related matters. She is currently the President of the Indiana Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA-IN). In addition to bringing workplace claims for discrimination, harassment and retaliation, Ms. Blevins has worked for the past ten years with her law partner, Kevin Betz, on a variety of cases involving such issues as workplace bullying ($325,000 verdict), polygraph negligence ($600,000 verdict), violation of union seniority rights ($3.1M verdict for 5 plaintiffs) and defamation, as well as cases involving constitutional deprivations. Ms. Blevins routinely practices in both federal and state courts in Indiana and is a member of several state bar associations and the 7th Circuit Bar Association. Ms. Blevins received her undergraduate degree in 1986 from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and her law degree in 1996 from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana. Collapse
Catha Worthman Catha Worthman is a shareholder with Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson where she represents employees and retirees in class actions and other multi-plaintiff actions, as well as in individual litigation and administrative proceedings. Her...MoreCatha Worthman is a shareholder with Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson where she represents employees and retirees in class actions and other multi-plaintiff actions, as well as in individual litigation and administrative proceedings. Her practice focuses on enforcing workers’ rights, including recovering unpaid wages and overtime; securing pensions, disability, and other promised employee benefits; and challenging breaches of fiduciary duty under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). For over ten years, she worked as an organizer and campaigner with the Service Employees International Union, as part of the Justice for Janitors and healthcare organizing campaigns. Collapse
June 26, 2013
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Who Is An Employee Or Independent Contractor Under Federal Employment Laws - Audio
Who Is An Employee Or Independent Contractor Under Federal Employment Laws - Paper
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