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New York Employers Beware! The Changing Legal Landscape of 2011 (Nixon Peabody Breakfast Briefing)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011: Long Island
Nixon Peabody LLP
50 Jericho Quadrangle, Suite 300
Jericho, NY 11753

Thursday, March 31, 2011: New York City

Nixon Peabody LLP
437 Madison Avenue, 24th Fl.
New York, NY 10022

Time: 8:00–8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration; 8:30–10:00 a.m. Breakfast briefing

Click here to register for this program online.

We invite you to join us as we examine two legal developments that will significantly impact New York employers in the year ahead—the newly enacted Wage Theft Prevention Act and the increased enforcement by both the state and federal government on the issue of misclassification of independent contractors.

New York enacted the Wage Theft Prevention Act in December 2010, making several important changes to the wage payment provisions of the New York Labor Law that will affect virtually every employer in New York State. The passage of this bill highlights the state’s increased focus on enforcement of the Labor Law. The New York State Department of Labor has stepped up its investigation of employers, and plaintiffs’ attorneys continue to bombard employers with class and collective action lawsuits alleging wage payment violations. Employers must be prepared when these new changes take effect on April 9, 2011.

While the classification of independent contractors has been an issue for several years, it is taking on even more importance as federal and state governments increasingly seek to hold employers responsible for the misclassification of employees. Proposed changes in federal law, newly appointed state task forces, increased funding, and IRS auditing all demonstrate this increased enforcement focus and the potential for serious financial repercussions for employers statewide. Find out what you can do to safeguard against misclassifying contractors.

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Contact

For more information, please contact Lauren Ketchum at 617-345-1297 or lketchum@nixonpeabody.com.

Accreditation

Nixon Peabody LLP is an accredited provider of continuing legal education in California, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. This program is approved for 1.5 general credit hours and is approved for experienced attorneys only. For other jurisdictions where reciprocity does not apply, Nixon Peabody will assist with seeking course CLE approval upon request. Please note that the CLE Boards have the final authority on the acceptance and granting of CLE credit for individual courses. Attendees are responsible for self-reporting their CLE credits.

IPED, Inc., an affiliate of Nixon Peabody LLP, is an HRCI-approved provider. This program has been approved for 1.5 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org.

Nixon Peabody LLP is an accredited provider of continuing professional education with the New York State Board of Public Accountancy. Per New York State rules, this course is approved for 1.5 CPE credits (subject area: Advisory Services) in New York only. This course is not approved by NASBA. Attendees are responsible for self-reporting their CPE credits.