Employment Laws And Non-Traditional Workers: Focus Of MCLE Program

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 00:00

MCLE has scheduled a program titled Non-Traditional Workers and the Employment Laws and sub-titled, the nuances you need to know to advise your clients on confusing employment relationships, at its Conference Center at 10 Winter Place, Boston from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6.

With growing frequency in today's economy, employers are looking to "non-traditional" workers to replace or supplement their "traditional" permanent, full-time, and on-site employees. These non-traditional workers include independent contractors, temporary employees, leased employees, day laborers, consultants, telecommuters, seasonal workers, and part-time workers. Non-traditional employment relationships exist across the economic spectrum, involving low-wage, hourly, often immigrant workers, as well as highly paid professionals. Diverging from a traditional employment relationship can have significant implications for both employers and workers, implicating questions about obligations and rights under the workplace laws, as well as about the allocation of liability for violations of those laws.

Speakers to discuss the issues are Audrey R. Richardson, chair, Greater Boston Legal Services; Alida Bogran-Acosta, Robinson & Cole LLP; Jocelyn B. Jones, Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and Indira Talwani, Segal Roitman LLP

For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register visit www.mcle.org.