How to (correctly) Use Independent Contractors

Or . . . What is “Wage Theft” and How Do I Avoid It?

Thursday, February 11

11am-12:30pm via ZOOM

All Subcontractors need the proper information on subcontracting to make sure they are in compliance with current wage and hour laws. A top-notch team will dig into the risks involved in using undocumented workers or unlicensed sub-subcontractors and not paying wages required by law. Learn how to compete with your competitors you suspect are underbidding by paying wages that do not comply with current law, or who deny wages to undocumented workers to save costs. No one will be identified, so this is a safe place for all to learn and assess the risks involved. 

Our Speakers Include:
Ga (Amy) Kim – Community Outreach & Planning Specialist; Baltimore District Office, U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
As Outreach Specialist, Amy promotes the agency’s goals by providing employers with education and assistance regarding the various laws within the Wage and Hour Division’s purview. She is committed to developing and maintaining productive, collaborative relationships with organizations that service employers and employees. Prior to her current role, she served as a Wage and Hour Investigator for five and a half years as an enforcement staff.
Ali Hinga Nevitt – Assistant Attorney General, Social Justice Section; Public Advocacy Division, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Ali focuses on wage theft, labor issues, and workplace health and safety.
Julie Reddig – Employment & Labor Attorney, Principal; Lerch, Early, Brewer
Julie’s clients represent a cross-section of the Baltimore-Washington region’s employers, with a mix of blue and white collar environments, particularly in construction and related companies, transportation, property management, professional services, and consulting firms. Many of these are government contractors. Julie counsels and trains executives, HR professionals, and front-line managers on compliance with employment statutes and regulations. This includes best practices for hiring and firing, preventing harassment claims, compliance with wage and hour provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), laws that protect ill, injured or disabled employees, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or state or local laws, and laws specific to the wage and affirmative action obligations of government contractors. In addition, she helps contractors and subcontractors on public works projects to comply with prevailing wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act.
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  • or "What is Wage Theft and How Do I Avoid It?"
    February 11, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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