The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Doug Holthus, Partner, Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A will speak at its webcast entitled, “Trends and Developments on Independent Contractors Classification: A Practical Guide.” This event is scheduled for December 02, 2020, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET).
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About Doug Holthus
Mr. Holthus focuses his practice in the areas of construction claims and commercial litigation, professional liability defense litigation, insurance coverage matters, civil rights and government liability, and general liability claims defense. Doug has tried, advocated and/or arbitrated nearly one hundred cases before civil juries, administrative licensing (and other) boards and arbitration panels throughout Ohio (also Illinois and California), in both state and federal court.
Doug is former Chair of the Columbus (Ohio) Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee, and a former Member of the Board of Directors of the Professional Liability Defense Federation (“PLDF”). He is also an Ohio Supreme Court appointed young lawyer mentee. Doug is an “AV Preeminent” rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and recognized by Best Lawyers in America© 2020 & 2021 (civil rights, commercial litigation, employment law – management, insurance law) and Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers® 2017-2021.
About Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A.
Founded in 1980, Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., LPA (MRR) is a mid-size regional law firm with more than 25 attorneys servicing clients throughout Ohio from offices located in Cleveland and Columbus. The firm provides insurance defense, public sector law, business and commercial law, employment and labor law, workers’ compensation, and general litigation services to regional and national industry leaders, organizations, and individuals. In addition, MRR counsels businesses, individuals, public entities, and insurers on a wide variety of matters including business formation, estate planning, probate, bad faith and extra contractual liability claims, labor matters and legislation, risk management, planning and zoning. The firm’s promise, as it has been from the beginning, is to provide timely, cost-effective, and successful representation to their clients.
Classifying whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee is crucial for businesses. However, although most employers try to do it right, many of them still misunderstand the legal distinctions between the two. This typically results in worker misclassification, making employers at risk of enforcement actions and financial penalties.
With the government’s growing tendency to challenge independent contractor classifications, it is essential for practitioners and employers to ensure compliance with the relevant rules.
In this LIVE Webcast, seasoned employment lawyers Rafael Nendel-Flores (Clark Hill PLC) and Doug Holthus (Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A.) will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the recent developments in independent contractor classification. Speakers will also offer focused insight on how to properly classify workers, thereby avoiding legal damages and costly risks.
Key topics include:
• Independent Contractors vs. Employees
• Regulatory Developments
• Exploring Gray Areas
• Potential Risks and Pitfalls
• Implications of COVID-19
• Best Compliance Practices
About The Knowledge Group
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