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Employee and Contractor Compliance Concerns and Best Practices

December 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

$35 – $50

Employee and Contractor Compliance Concerns and Best Practices


December 11, 2019 / 8:00 am – 10:00 am


Don’t Trip into the Misclassification Pit

Seminar Description:

This seminar will discuss methods to ensure that workers classified as independent contractors are truly independent. With the push by the US Department of Labor to clamp down on misclassification, it is important for companies to make sure that everyone is classified correctly. Mistakes can cause them to be classified as employees, thus owing payment of back taxes, healthcare benefits, worker’s comp and penalties.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the PA Workplace Misclassification Act
  • Develop methods for avoiding pitfalls
  • Learn contract terms to shift risk between independent contractors
  • Delineate roles and control the worksite through the contract
  • Become familiar with best practices for employee benefit plan (retirement, health and welfare, and executive compensation) issues impacting employers in the construction industry.

Topics Covered:

  • PA Workplace Misclassification Act
  • Risk Shifting Clauses
  • General Employee Benefits and Compliance
  • Q&A with Ron, Jeff, and Sarah Ivy

Who Should Attend:

Owners, CFOs, HR Professionals and Project Managers will benefit from this seminar.


Jeffrey C. Bright, Esq., Saxton & Stump, LLC, is a construction lawyer who focuses his practice on construction matters, civil litigation, employment law, and real estate development and disputes. He has litigated cases in federal and state courts, as well as in front of administrative agencies. He is licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland and is also admitted to the Federal District Courts in the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Saxton & Stump, Jeff owned Bright Law Firm PLLC, a boutique firm in Lancaster, PA focused on the construction industry. Attorney Bright holds a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College and received his law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude and was Editor-In-Chief of the Law Review.


Sarah Ivy, Esq., Saxton & Stump, LLC, is a shareholder and chair of Saxton & Stump’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group. Sarah has more than 20 years of experience advising employers and other employee benefits plan sponsors on all employee benefit and executive compensation plan issues arising under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). As part of her practice, Sarah regularly counsels employers and plan sponsors on retirement plan, health and welfare benefit plan and executive compensation arrangements. She also routinely advises clients being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Labor (DOL). Further, Sarah works with transaction lawyers to identify and resolve employee benefits and executive compensation legal issues arising in all forms of business transactions (including mergers and acquisitions).


Ronald H. Pollock, Saxton & Stump, LLC, is a trial lawyer who actively litigates matters in state and federal court and concentrates his litigation practice in construction litigation and business disputes, catastrophic injury cases and personal injury law, as well as insurance coverage, bad faith cases and workers’ compensation. In his construction litigation practice, Ron represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers, among others. He has specific expertise in contract interpretation and disputes, payment/collection actions, bid challenges, change order and liquidated damages claims, and construction insurance, indemnification and arbitration contract provisions. In addition to litigating in the construction area, Ron assists various parties in reviewing contracts and agreements for troubleshooting and proactive problem-solving. He frequently speaks to industry groups and has written articles on the preparation, interpretation and administration of construction contracts. He works with business clients to resolve contract disputes over performance, payment, defect and other relevant issues.


Preferred registration date: December 2, 2019

Price includes: Two hours of instruction with Q&A, handouts, coffee and snacks

If you must cancel for any reason, please contact us immediately. Cancellations received less than 7 days of the start of class cannot be refunded; substitutions are permitted.

ABC Members may select the option to be invoiced. Non-members will need to please pay at time of registration either via credit card payment online or by calling Michele at the Chapter office: (717) 653-8106.

EIN: 23-1618254 – Contributions or gifts are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, payments may be deductible by members as an ordinary, necessary business expense. See your accountant for details.

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December 11, 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am
$35 – $50
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Michele Cook


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Manheim, PA 17545 United States
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