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Independent Contractor or Employee? How to Understand Your Employment Status

  • Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • L.A. Stage Alliance, 514 S Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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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 attorney Paul S. Levine about this recent ruling, what it means for artists and arts organizations, and how to respond.


About the Presenter:

The vast majority of Paul S. Levine’s clients come to him as new, previously unpublished, or self-published authors. Levine has a keen understanding of industry strategy and has the editorial contacts required to ensure his success as both a literary agent and entertainment law attorney, and is thus able to offer his clients a comprehensive range of publishing or literary attorney services.

His unique combination of publishing industry savvy and entertainment legal services makes Levine a dynamic choice for both new and published authors alike. Leaning toward socially and politically important literature, he will consider fiction, Nonfiction, children’s, and young adult manuscripts and proposals for Nonfiction books. Highly aware of market trends and editors’ preferences, Levine limits himself to projects which he believes in and feels certain he can sell. As an entertainment lawyer, Levine has written the legal contracts for several books adapted as movies-for-television. With over a quarter of a century of experience in the entertainment and book industries, Levine is one of the few lawyers on the West coast who also understands the world of book publishing; as such, he is able to act as both literary agent and publishing attorney for his clients.


These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; and the California Community Foundation.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council. 


              


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