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Classifying Workers in California: Independent Contractors, Volunteers & Employees

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The Nonprofit Organizations Committee is excited to announce its presentation of:

Classifying Workers in California: Independent Contractors, Volunteers & Employees

December 19, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic of “Classifying Workers in California: Independent Contractors, Volunteers & Employees. ” Our presenter is Cecilie Read of Jackson Lewis. Misclassifying a worker in your organization can be one of the most dangerous things an employer can do in California. Whether it is misclassifying the worker as an independent contractor when they more appropriately should have been an employee or misclassifying an employee as exempt when they should have been classified as non-exempt. All types of misclassification can mean an employer suddenly owes overtime, meal and rest period penalties. And worse, administrative agencies such as the EDD want to make sure they get all the taxes due.

Cecilie Read is a knowledge management attorney at Jackson Lewis, supporting their advice and counseling department serving California employers to ensure they are in compliance with California employment law. Ms. Read previously counseled employers in all matter of California employment law from hiring and terminations as well as defending employers in employment law litigation.

This presentation will be accessible via conference call, which is free and open to the public.  The conference call can be accessed at the following dial-in number starting at 10:00 a.m.:

Dial-in: (855) 520-7605

Passcode: 7547908615#

The program may also be accessed via the following link to Zoom; to hear the conference call, please use the above dial-in number (not the Zoom audio).  The powerpoint presentation will be provided prior to the meeting.

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Meeting ID: 501 082 172

No password required

For more information about the Nonprofit Organizations Law Committee and its programs, please contact Barbara Rhomberg ( or Immediate Past Chair Louis E. Michelson (

*This program has been approved for MCLE credit by The State Bar of California for 1 hour of general MCLE credit.  California Community Foundation is a MCLE approved activity provider.  The California Lawyers Association is not the provider of this MCLE credit

For your reference, the following is the schedule of the upcoming meetings of the Committee:

December 19, 2019 – Conference Call

January 16, 2020 – Conference Call – Carol A. Bradford, Elizabeth Bluestein and Louis E. Michelson, Ethical Issues and Pitfalls for Non-Profit Boards and Their Advisors

February 20, 2020.  Tania Ibanez, Senior Assistant Attorney General, California Attorney General’s Office, Charitable Trusts Section.

March 19, 2020.  Corporate Filing Q&A.  Ellen Yamshon, Attorney with the Business Programs Division of the California Secretary of State

This e-bulletin was written by Louis E. Michelson, Immediate Past Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee.


Barbara Rhomberg
Kavanagh Rhomberg LLP

Immediate Past Chair

Louis E. Michelson
Law Offices of Louis E. Michelson, APC

Vice-Chair, Legislation

Joel Corwin
Law Offices of Joel S. Corwin

Vice-Chair, Social Media

Trish Newman
Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester, LLP

Vice-Chair, Membership

Carol Bradford
California Communities Foundation

Vice-Chair, Programs


Vice-Chair, Policies

Barbara Rosen

Vice-Chair, Communications

Steven Chiodini
Adler & Colvin

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