Tuesday, March 12, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Navigating the Workforce Maze: Independent Contractors vs. Employees Webinar

Presented by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Are you grappling with the complexities of workforce classification? Join us for an illuminating webinar, “Navigating the Workforce Maze: Independent Contractors vs. Employees,” where we unravel the intricacies of hiring and managing talent in today’s dynamic business landscape.

Key topics include:

Understanding the Distinctions:

  • Delve into the fundamental differences between independent contractors and employees.
  • Learn the legal and financial implications of each classification.

Legal Framework and Compliance:

  • Gain insights into the legal considerations and compliance requirements associated with hiring independent contractors and employees.
  • Understand the potential risks and consequences of misclassification.

Financial Implications for Employers:

  • Explore the cost implications of hiring independent contractors versus employees.
  • Learn about tax obligations, benefits, and other financial considerations for both classifications.

Managing Relationships Effectively:

  • Discover best practices for effectively managing independent contractors and employees.
  • Understand how to create clear contracts and agreements to avoid misunderstandings.

Flexibility and Adaptability:

  • Assess the flexibility and adaptability that independent contractors bring to your workforce.
  • Explore the advantages and challenges of hiring employees for long-term commitments.

Case Studies and Real-World Scenarios:

  • Dive into practical case studies and real-world scenarios to illustrate the nuances of workforce classification.
  • Gain insights from businesses that have successfully navigated the independent contractor vs. employee landscape.

Q&A Session with HR and Legal Experts:

  • Engage in a live Q&A session with our HR and legal experts, where you can seek guidance on specific workforce challenges.

This webinar is a must-attend for business owners, HR professionals, and anyone involved in hiring decisions. Gain the knowledge and confidence needed to make informed choices in building and managing your workforce.

Join us for “Navigating the Workforce Maze” and empower your organization with the understanding to navigate the complexities of independent contractors and employees. Reserve your spot now to stay ahead in the evolving world of workforce management!

Featured Speakers

Noeli Serna

Founding Attorney | Serna Legal Services

Adrienne McFarland

Director of Small Business | Small Business Development Center at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

This event is hosted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and our Illinois SBDC. Learn more about our small business services here.

Additional Information

Questions regarding event or having trouble registering? Contact Events at events@chicagolandchamber.org.

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