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Prince Lobel Presents “The Anatomy of a Wage and Hour Disaster”

November 18, 2009

What do Federal Express, King Arthur’s Lounge and Family Dollar Stores have in common? The delivery company, the adult entertainment club, and the discount store found themselves in court trying to defend claims that they misclassified their workers — either as independent contractors instead of employees or as exempt, rather than non-exempt, overtime-eligible employees.  And in each case, the courts found in favor of the workers. FedEx was required to pay a $27 million court judgment, and Family Dollar was assessed a $17 million judgment. King Arthur has yet to be assessed damages for the misclassification of 70 exotic dancers.

Join Prince Lobel in the upcoming seminar, “The Anatomy of a Wage and Hour Disaster,” as we discuss:

  • The strict Massachusetts definition of an independent contractor
  • The complex rules of classifying workers as exempt, rather than non-exempt
  • The substantial economic risks of getting it wrong

This breakfast seminar will offer an interactive discussion focusing on recent noteworthy cases and the pitfalls employers face in these areas.  Attendees are welcome to submit any specific questions on these topics when you RSVP.

Moderator:
Richard D. Glovsky
Chair, Prince Lobel Employment Practice Group

Panelists:
Daniel S. Tarlow
Partner, Prince Lobel

Jeffrey  A. Dretler
Partner, Prince Lobel

Details:
Breakfast Seminar
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
8:00 – 8:30 AM – Networking
8:30 – 10:00 AM – Program

Location:
Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye, LLP
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 2200
Boston, MA

Limited seating

Please RSVP to rsvp@princelobel.com.  For more information on the event, please contact Nicole DeAntonis at 617 456 8058 or ndeantonis@princelobel.com.

 

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Date:
November 18, 2009