- Attorney Scott Callen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or connect on LinkedIn.
- Numerous representation matters for FMA members
- Scope of Courier Company Clients: Florida (south, central, north Florida) & Regional/National clients
- Law firm has Tallahassee office to interface with state agencies and lawmakers.
- Legal practice emphasis: IC model creation and defense of claims, employment law, wage/hour, business/business owner legal protection, GIG economy, contractor and customer matters, general legal counsel services.
- 2016 Legal Update & Preparing For 2017
- Independent Contractor/Employment/Business/Personal – Legal Protections
Wage/Hour Requirements: New Overtime Regulations
- What’s Required?
- How to Handle?
Federal/State Unemployment Tax Audits Targeting Courier Industry
- Industry Codes
- How to Handle?
Preparing for “Cat 5” legal exposure hurricanes….
- Individual Legal exposure?
- Business Planning & Legal Asset Protection
Florida Litigation Against Courier Companies – Learning Experiences!
- Doing Business with Businesses
- Record of declining work
- Waiting for work
- Company vehicles
- Controlling routes
- Controls about how to do job
- Customer complaints
Pitfalls/Strategies for Independent Contractor Models
Business to Business
- Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
- Occupational License
- Entity Formation (LLC, etc)
- Paying the Contractor’s Business
- Arbitration cost sharing
- Attorney Fees
- No Collective or Class Action
Waiver of Jury Trial
Restrictions for working with other companies
Contractor Paying the Courier Company
Applicable to Contractor Workers
Indemnification for erroneous misclassification claims
Contract terminates after 6 months
Early Termination Fees
Too many details controlling IC vs. using details for company protections and showing contractor’s “agreement” to the control terms.
Words and Things to Avoid For IC Misclassification
- You “must” instructions and control for details
- Scheduling Requirements vs. Terminate/Assess Fees
- Performance reviews
- Overtime & raises
- Time sheets