Brooks Pierce Attorneys Present Webinar on Independent Contractor Classification


Brooks Pierce attorneys Bryan Starrett and Elizabeth Troutman presented a labor and employment webinar on Feb. 28 titled, “Defining Relationship Status: Employee? Independent Contractor? Or Should We Put “It’s Complicated?”

Starrett and Troutman discussed the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule on independent contractor classification, and how this development refines and further clarifies the hurdles that companies must clear to avoid claims of worker misclassification when working with independent contractors.

The full session can be viewed here.

Starrett has a unique background as a litigator, employment lawyer, and in-house generalist for a new public company. This combination of experience gives him an invaluable perspective for understanding how a legal issue fits within clients’ business operations and goals, and how to provide thoughtful and practical counsel to clients. He has represented clients in matters involving shareholder rights, corporate governance, antitrust, breaches of contract, covenants not to compete, employment discrimination, personal and business torts and constitutional litigation.

Troutman advises public school boards of education, private educational institutions, colleges and universities on a myriad of education issues, and litigates on behalf of educational institutions in state and federal courts. She also helps clients in a variety of industries navigate the complexities of human resources and employment law issues, including employment policies and employee separation.

Brooks Pierce is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

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