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Lee County: Employees vs. Independent Contractors - What is the Legal Difference?

WE ARE LIVE IN PERSON IN LEE COUNTY!

We are excited to let you know we will be live and together for our MAY 13th luncheon, and we cannot wait to see you! If you cannot join us live, we will still offer a ZOOM option to attend.  

Recent trends show employers using the services of independent contractors and freelancers more frequently in today’s business world. While this choice offers many advantages, there are restrictions that could lead to IRS and legal entanglements for the employer if not properly followed. To help local businesses understand this issue and better protect themselves, the Above Board Chamber of Florida has assembled a group of expert panelists for our May 13th  luncheon seminar. Our panel of experts will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both, as well as the responsibilities of a business owner. The panel will also review new and existing laws and explain the nuances involved when creating relationships with independent contractors. This seminar will help attendees better understand:

  • The differences between an employee and an independent contractor
  • Your rights and responsibilities as a business owner

Please note, we will be following the Crowne Plaza’s protocol for social distancing as well as their required mask mandate.

See you in May! Jeanne Sweeney, CEO/Founder of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.

Lee County: Employees Vs. Ind. Contractors

The Above Board Chamber of Florida Presents

“Employees  vs. Independent Contractors – What is the Legal Difference!”

In-Person
$33 members
$35 non-members
early bird pricesRSVP Now

or directly here:
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehttd4hm6c002f4d

Virtual Zoom
$10
member and
non-membersRSVP Now

or directly here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XkCWqFdGQXaHlzp_hzUFMA

Meet our Emcee:

Dr. John Meyer, President of Hodges University, In over 20 years of public and private education experience, Dr. Meyer has served roles that range from a professor to President. As one of the authors of the Workforce Now series, his vision for the university includes programs designed specifically for the workforce needs. Dr. Meyer earned his management DBA from Argosy University, and an MBA, and a B.S. in accounting from Hodges University.

 

Meet our Panelists:

Suzanne BoySuzanne Boy is a Florida Bar Board Certified Labor & Employment attorney and a founding partner of Boy Agnew Potanovic, PLLC.  She is passionate about helping clients proactively and cost-effectively resolve workplace issues. She frequently conducts workplace training sessions; drafts handbooks and other workplace policies; and guides clients on employee termination, leave, and disciplinary issues.  When litigation cannot be avoided, Suzanne represents her clients in court and before employment agencies.

 

Kevin RuaneKevin Ruane is the Chairman of the Lee County Board of Commissioners and served as Mayor of Sanibel for more than a decade. He recently opened KRDC Enterprises Inc., dba Castleton Mortgage. He is also the owner operator of Castleton Capital specializing in financing equipment to tanning, salon & spa, and fitness facility owners throughout the United States. Kevin was instrumental in forming the largest compact for water quality in the organization’s history with more than 165 mayors participating. In 2020, he was awarded the Florida League of Cities E. Harris Drew Municipal Official Lifetime Award. Kevin is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.

 

Tracy PlyesTracy Plyes, Senior Managing Attorney, LEE HEALTH Lead the labor and employment legal team at Lee Health, a public health care system with more than 100 locations, 13,000+ employees and 4,500 volunteers. Strategic adviser to executive team and operational leaders on a variety of challenging labor and employment matters. Prior to Lee Health spent 15 years as a labor and employment litigator and adviser with global law firm representing employers in highly regulated industries. Defended complex class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and other federal and state laws.

 

Mindy LaCroixMinette (Mindy) La Croix, CPA, CFP, CAM is the Principal at Minette L. LaCroix. She specializes in small businesses, condo & HOA associations, and individual taxes.  She is also an Acceptance Agent for the IRS, allowing her to assist foreign investors to obtain an ITIN and giving her lots of experience with FIRPTA Withholding situations.  Her broad background helps her tax planning strategies. Mindy is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.

Thank you to our supporters for this meeting:

Tom HolmlundTom Holmlund, President of Acarte’ Technology
Acarte’ (pronounced Uh-car-tey) is a managed IT service provider specializing in technology consulting services including network administration, virtualization, cloud services, CAD management, hardware and software sales, repairs, implementation, and support. Tom (owner) has over 20 years of IT experience. We are a full service Technology solution provider and consulting firm. https://www.acarte.com/

 

Kevin RuaneKevin Ruane, Chairmen of the Lee County Board of Commissioners and the owner of Castleton Mortgage and Castleton Capital
Castleton Mortgage is a full-service mortgage company authorized to do business in 48 states. We have a variety of financing options that meet all different credit criteria for primary residence, secondary residences, investment properties, some commercial development and all refinancing options. Please contact us, for we offer the most competitive rates in the industry. 239-333-2750

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This event is being offered in-person and through zoom.  The cost of the in-person event is $33 for members and $35 for non-members with early bird pricing.  The cost of this Zoom program will be just $10 for members and non-members. 

Our focus will be on subjects that will help you and your business. If you need help in any area, please let us know so that we can get you the proper information that will help you. You can email the chamber at Jeanne@aboveboardchamber.com, or you may call me at 239-910-7426. Special thank you to CONRIC PR and Marketing for helping us set up this ZOOM program.

In-Person
$33 members
$35 non-members
early bird pricesRSVP Now

or directly here:
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehttd4hm6c002f4d

Virtual Zoom
$10
member and
non-membersRSVP Now

or directly here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XkCWqFdGQXaHlzp_hzUFMA

We may all need to be apart from each other at this time, but helping each other will be the focus of our chamber. Apart we can learn to be better, so when we are back together, we will be stronger! All those who register and paid their $10 for our program will be sent a copy or this webinar after the program is complete.
Jeanne Sweeney, CEO/Founder
Above Board Chamber of Florida
239-910-7426
www.aboveboardchamber.com

Special thank you to CONRIC PR and Marketing for assisting us with this program.

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