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Independent Contractor or Employee: What You Should Know About Current Law (San Francisco)

  • Tuesday, April 09, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Intersection for the Arts, 1448 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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California Lawyers for the Arts Presents:

Independent Contractor or Employee: What You Should Know About Current Law

Proper classification of workers has always been a challenge, but a 2018 ruling by the California Supreme Court dramatically changed the law on whether  California employers may legally classify workers as independent contractors. This ruling seems directed toward the gig economy, but the court did not expressly limit it to that sector. Bills are being circulated in the state legislature that would affirm or overturn this decision. Please join a discussion with employment attorney Susan Zeme about this recent ruling, what it means for artists and arts organizations, and how to respond.

MCLE  Credit Hours Available: 1.5

Susan Zeme has represented employers in all kinds of employment law matters for almost 30 years.  She began her practice at large San Francisco law firms and started her own practice in Oakland in 1994.  She offers advice and counsel to employers on matters including hiring, discipline, termination, avoiding discrimination and harassment, accommodating employees with medical conditions, wage and hour questions, employee contracts and policies and other issues that arise regularly for employers.  She also offers sexual harassment and other trainings, conducts workplace investigations and defends administrative claims and court litigation.


Intersection for the Arts

1448 Market St (11th)

San Francisco, CA  94102


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