Independent Contractor V. Employee

9:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Location: San Jacinto College SBDC, 203 Ivy Suite 300
, Texas 77536
Register $15.00

Classifying workers for your business as independent contractors or employees is critical to properly paying workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Texas Pay Day Act.  Improper classifications can result in audits by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Department of Labor. (DOL) Mistakes can be costly in payment of back wages, taxes and penalties. Legal liability for accidents and the employer liability under the law may turn on whether the worker was an independent contractor or an employee. 

Learning proper classification of workers under the TWC and DOL and other federal standards. 
Tips for Employers when classifying workers.
Awareness of other classification of exempt and non-exempt employees.
Liability for your company for independent contractors and employees.

Target Audience: 
Small Business Owners and managers who have employees or looking to hire either part or full-time employees. 

Carol Keough, managing attorney with Keough Law Firm, PLLC – Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law

The San Jacinto College SBDC reserves the right to cancel a class if sufficient enrollment is not met.

Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain. Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort. No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop. Only service animals allowed – If you need to bring a service animal with you to a workshop please contact us ahead of time. If you chose to pay at the door, please add $20 to the registration fee. 

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Tabitha Godinez at or (281) 485-5214.