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Labor, Employment and Benefits Breakfast: The ABCs of Independent Contractors

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California has passed legislation implementing the so-called “ABC” test for determining whether someone is an employee or independent contractor. While this news has been widely reported over the past few months, the fact is that Massachusetts has been applying the ABC test for more than a decade. Over that time there have been several legal developments in applying the test, though many questions still remain. Further, there have been other statutes and laws passed in recent years – such as the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) and the Noncompetition Agreement Act – that affect the independent contractor analysis.

Please join members of Nutter’s Labor, Employment and Benefits practice group for breakfast and discussion focused on these legal developments and other implications with regard to the classification of independent contractors and employees.

Topics will include:

  • New California ABC law
  • Existing Massachusetts ABC law and legal developments since enactment
  • Tax and benefit implications
  • Business implications (especially for startup companies)
  • Use of equity plans
  • Effects of new leave laws (i.e., PFML), noncompete laws, Affordable Care Act, and Massachusetts health laws, among others
  • Means of ensuring compliance/minimizing risk

Event details:
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

155 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210

8-8:30AM Registration and Breakfast
8:30-10AM Panel Discussion and Q&A

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