Delta Variant, COVID-19, And Independent Contractors: New Challenges And What HR Needs To Know

with
Jim Bergman
On-Demand
From $149.00
Training Includes:
  • 1.2 HRCI, 1.2 SHRM
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

Contracting expert and attorney Jim Bergman reveal the new risks of contractor misclassification, highlighting the effects of the Delta variant and labor shortage on staffing. You will learn the critical mitigation measures to take.

What You'll Learn

  • What are the differences between employees and independent contractors?
  • How has working from home changed the classification criteria?
  • What new risks and pitfalls should you avoid?
  • How should you revise your contracting language?
  • How can a proactive operational approach help you avoid risks?
  • What are the best techniques to train colleagues to avoid these risks?

Training Overview

Are you using more contractors due to the Delta variant and labor shortage? Learn how to classify workers correctly to reduce risk.

Organizations are now increasingly relying on independent contractors as the uncertainty caused by the Delta variant promotes ongoing remote work and halts hiring plans. At the same time, labor shortages are making it more challenging to fill positions with qualified full-time staff members. You need to act now to avoid falling into the risky and expensive trap of misclassifying employees as contractors.

As more people work from home, many of the boundaries employers used to classify workers as contractors or employees have disappeared. Organizations that previously considered people in the office as employees and individuals who worked more independently from home as contractors can no longer use these differentiating criteria.

Adding more contractors to your team without clear guidelines raises the risk of classification errors. You must update your policies and practices to avoid costly lawsuits and penalties from regulators.

  • What are the differences between employees and independent contractors?
  • How has working from home changed the classification criteria?
  • What new risks and pitfalls should you avoid?
  • How should you revise your contracting language?
  • How can a proactive operational approach help you avoid risks?
  • What are the best techniques to train colleagues to avoid these risks?

Who Should Attend?

  • Human resources professionals
  • Business owners
  • Plant managers
  • Operations managers
  • Contract managers
  • Contract administrators
  • Commercial managers
  • Supply chain managers
  • Supplier relationship managers
  • Supply base managers
  • Strategic sourcing managers
  • Procurement managers
  • Safety managers
  • Employee relations staff
  • Location managers
  • Division supervisors
  • Supervisors

Expert Presenter

Jim Bergman

  • Experienced contracts attorney and procurement professional
  • Procurement experience in the USA, UK, Europe, China, India, southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia
  • Previously a contracts attorney for Amoco Corporation
  • Addressed strategic sourcing and legal issues concerning commodities and services valued at more than $1 billion annually
  • Assisted numerous clients through all phases and steps of contracting, negotiation, strategic sourcing and bidding, and contract management,
  • resulting in savings over $100 million

Credits

  • This program has been approved for 1.2 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
  • This program is valid for 1.2 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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