Washington Lawyers for the Arts

Washington Lawyers for the Arts supports the work of artists and arts organizations, whose efforts enrich the quality of life in Washington State. Our mission is to establish a bridge between the arts and legal communities and provide resources to enable artists and arts organizations to better manage their legal issues. WLA is committed to offering legal services, including legal advice and legal education, to support Washington’s arts community.

Washington Lawyers for the Arts invites artists, creators, and the attorneys who represent them to attend the "Independent Contractor vs. Employee" webinar on Friday, October 9, 2020: a workshop to understand the different classifications of work contracts for artists and creators.

Washington Lawyers for the Arts invites artists, creators, and the attorneys who represent them to attend the “Independent Contractor vs. Employee” webinar: a workshop to understand the different classifications of work contracts for artists and creators.

You will learn the important distinctions between operating as an “independent contractor” or “employee.”

The workshop includes a panel discussion with two experienced employment attorneys. Ben and Jared will provide a practical overview of the pros and cons of operating as an independent contractor and recent trends in litigation and legislation that can have direct effects regarding your status.

 

  

 

Topics include:

  • Overview of the Distinctions Between Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements;

  • How and Why Businesses Utilize Independent Contractors;

  • Benefits of Being an Independent Contractor;

  • Special Concerns for Independent Contractors to Watch For; and

  • Emerging Trends in Litigation and Legislation Affecting Independent Contractors

Speakers:

  • Benjamin Byers, Attorney, Corr Cronin LLP

  • Jared Van Kirk, Principal, Foster Garvey, PC

  • Moderator – Leron Vandsburger, WLA Board Member

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