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Worker Classification: What's New and What You Need to Do

ABA JOINT COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYEE BENEFITS  • DATE: September 12, 2013
SPONSORS: The Sections of Business Law; Health Law; Labor and Employment Law; Real Property, Trust and Estate Law; Taxation; Tort Trial and Insurance Practice; and the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

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A 90-minute Webinar / TeleConference
SEPTEMBER 12 , 2013

1:00-2:30 pm ET / 12:00-1:30 pm CT / 11:00 am-12:30 pm MT / 10:00-11:30 am PT

Moderator:
Susan A. Wetzel, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Dallas, TX

Speakers:

Ligeia Donis, Attorney-Advisor, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC (invited)
Rachel Levy, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Tax Policy, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC
Avery Neumark, Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company LLP, New York, NY
Linda Mendel, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, Columbus, OH

Improper classification of workers as independent contractors instead of employees causes a myriad of problems for employers, including potential problems under the Affordable Care Act. With the focus on employee classification for purposes of healthcare reform and the updates to the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) made in December of 2012, there has been a renewed focus on how companies should be classifying their workers.

This program will provide:
  • A brief overview of the worker classification issue
  • A summary of the IRS Voluntary Classification Settlement Program, as modified by Announcements 2012-45 and 2012-46
  • A discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of using the new IRS Voluntary Classification Settlement Program and its implications for employee benefit programs
  • A discussion of the importance of proper worker classification when complying with the Affordable Care Act

   
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