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Ahead of the Class: Understanding and Preparing for Changes in Worker Classification Law
Law & Legislation Content Area
Employers commonly misclassify employees as independent contractor or interns and non-exempt employees as exempt. Indeed, it is estimated that between 10 and 20 percent of all employers misclassify workers. Misclassified workers can be found in almost every sector of the economy—from small companies to publicly traded multinational corporations. Thus, it should come as no surprise that worker misclassification continues to be a target of the government and private litigants. Moreover, the law is continuing to evolve in this area which compounds the problem and potential for liability. Yendelela Neely Anderson’s presentation “Ahead of the Class: Understanding and Preparing for Changes in Worker Classification Law” will discuss these evolutions in the law as well as provide tips for avoiding common mistakes in worker classification.
1. Educate the audience on the Department of Labor’s recent reiteration of the economic realities test for independent contractor classification
2. Discuss what the 11th Circuit’s September 11, 2015 ruling means for the unpaid internship in Georgia
3. Update the audience on the Department of Labor proposed regulations for white collar exemptions
Speaker: Yendelela Neely Anderson, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP
Yendelela Neely Anderson litigates and counsels clients in the areas of employment discrimination, occupational safety and health, wage and hour, background checks and credit reporting. Ms. Anderson advises her clients through all aspects of the employment relationship, including policy creation and implementation, resolution of difficult employment issues, and development of strategies to avoid employment disputes. Ms. Anderson understands that a critical part of helping clients address employment issues is understanding the clients' business structure, values, and aspirations. Ms. Anderson is also an experienced litigator, having successfully defended employers in a variety of industries against discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour cases and class actions in federal and state courts. A significant portion of her litigation experience has involved multi-plaintiff and class actions. Ms. Anderson is a member of the firm's Pro Bono Committee. She was recognized in 2013, 2014 and 2015 as a Georgia "Rising Star" in the area of Labor & Employment by Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. Anderson is listed in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Labor & Employment Law. In 2014, she was honored by the National Bar Association with its Trailblazers Under 40 Award. Ms. Anderson was named a 40 under Forty Rising Star in 2014 by the Daily Report. She was also named to "Lawyers of Color's Hot List" in 2014. Ms. Anderson was honored with the 2015 Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Young Lawyer Award for going above and beyond her legal practice in furtherance of ADL’s mission.
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration, Networking & Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Speaker Presentation
Advance Registration Deadline: November 9, 2015
Cancellation Deadline: November 4, 2015
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