Video Recording: Lori Goldstein on Employment Law Compliance

Title: Employment Law Compliance: 1099 vs. W2

The pandemic and the Great Resignation have created significant workplace changes. Remote and hybrid work, flexible schedules and an influx of gig workers makes the complicated classification of workers even more challenging. How do you know if someone is a true 1099 contractor rather than a W-2 employee? What are the tests for meeting overtime “exempt” status? What are the risks of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act?

Key Takeaways:

  • 6-factor economic realities test for 1099 contractor
  • Misperceptions about the company’s and worker’s preferences and contract
  • Overtime exemption: minimum salary, exemption tests/factors
  • Impact of reduced hours/compensation/leaves on exemption status
  • Restrictions on pay deductions/docking for exempt employees
  • Avoiding risk and liability for misclassification

Listen to guest speaker Lori Goldstein to learn about employment law compliance, avoiding liability, and the differences between 1099 and W2.

Recorded: July 11, 2022

About Lori:

Lori Goldstein, an employment lawyer since 1984, has a unique business and perspective, representing both employers/business owners and employees through her solo practice, the Law Office of Lori A. Goldstein LLC. After receiving her undergraduate and law degrees from University of Illinois, Lori worked as a management-side employment and litigation attorney for two mid-sized Chicago law firms before starting her own firm in 2011. Her advice on workplace rights and issues ranges from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, to equal pay, leave of absence and wage-hour matters. Lori also drafts, negotiates, and reviews contracts, including employment, non-compete, independent contractor, and severance agreements. Employer compliance audits and training – including sexual harassment training now required for all Illinois employers, plus administrative claims, and defense of charges of employment law violations are also a regular part of her practice. Lori also regularly presents and writes on employment law topics. Lori is practical and passionate about helping organizations and individuals achieve peaceful solutions to workplace issues, find closure, and move forward.

Giving back to the community is also very important to Lori. She’s held several volunteer and nonprofit board positions, including New Trier High School Board of Education (Vice President), Governing Board (and Secretary) of the North Suburban Special Education District (NSSED.) Lori currently serves as Board Member at Career Resource Center in Lake Forest, Board Member and Co-Liaison of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for EPWNG professional women’s networking group, and volunteer attorney with the Lawyers for the Creative Arts. She is also an active member of North Shore LAW, The Networking Group (TNG) and Trusted Advisors’ Council (TAC.)

Lori has been honored by several awards, including Superlawyers Illinois 2016-2022, Superlawyers Illinois 100 Top Lawyers 2017, 2019, 2020, 2022, and Superlawyers Illinois Top 50 Women Lawyers 2017, 2019-2022. Rated “Superb” by AVVO and “Distinguished” by Martindale-Hubbell.

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