CLE: Warning Signs of Potential Employment Lawsuits

It’s a Friday afternoon, you’re trying to wrap up all the loose ends from the week and looking forward to spending some time with your family over the weekend. Then the phone rings. It’s a long time client that runs a tow truck company. He’s decided it’s easier for him to pay all of his drivers as independent contractors… good idea???

Lawsuits Against Employers

Yes, while entrepreneurs and business owners are great at starting and running business, they are not always so great at employment law.  That’s where you step in to counsel your business clients to help them avoid costly employment related lawsuits.

In this CLE course, Michael Freeland will provide practical insight and guidance into the most common liability traps for employers. He will mainly discuss the following common pitfalls that often lead to employer liability: independent contractors vs. employees, exempt employees, paying scheduled hours vs. the time sheet, final payment after termination, at will employees and retaliating against employees. To access the course please click here: Warning Signs of Potential Employment Lawsuits.

Additional topics covered:

  • The dynamics of employment law
  • Pre-litigation concerns
  • Factors that determine independent contractor status
  • Labelling employees as managers
  • Potential damages
  • Tracking worker’s performance & hours
  • Failing to provide full pay at termination
  • The “employee in limbo” scenario
  • Documenting attempts to contact AWOL workers
  • Wrongful termination
  • Retaliation claims

Michael M. Freeland has conducted state and federal trials, arbitrations and administrative hearings.  In addition to his extensive appellate court experience, he is proficient in litigation and motion practice, mediation, arbitration and depositions.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Arizona (AZ)
  • California (CA)
  • Connecticut (CT)
  • District of Columbia (DC)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Massachusetts (MA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • New York (NY)
  • North Dakota (ND)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in New York and around the country. For more information about CLE in New York please click the following link: NY CLE.