Prince Lobel Presents: The Anatomy of a Wage and Hour Disaster

February 4, 2010

What do Federal Express, King Arthur’s Lounge and Family Dollar Stores have in common? They each 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 companies paid handsomely. FedEx was required to pay a $27 million court judgment, and Family Dollar was docked $17 million. King Arthur has yet to be assessed damages for the misclassification of 70 exotic dancers. That decision is in the works.

In this interactive seminar, Prince Lobel employment lawyers discussed:

  • 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 offered a lively discussion focusing on recent noteworthy cases and the pitfalls employers now face in these dangerous areas of the law.

Daniel S. Tarlow
Partner, Prince Lobel

Jeffrey  A. Dretler
Partner, Prince Lobel

Breakfast seminar
Thursday, February 4, 2010
8:00 – 10:00 AM

Boston Marriott Newton
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA  02466


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