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October 30, 2019

Daniel S. Field to Chair MCLE’s “Independent Contractor v. Employee” Seminar

Morgan, Brown & Joy attorney Daniel S. Field will chair the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s (MCLE) “Independent Contractor v. Employee” seminar, October 30, 2019 in Boston, MA. The program will focus on new legal developments in the area of worker classification issues and tactics for responding to the US Department of Labor, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and private litigants. The panel includes key federal and state regulators and class action counsel. 

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Massachusetts wage and hour laws affecting independent contractors
  • Recent court decisions interpreting Massachusetts’ strict independent contractor law (General Laws, Chapter 149, Section 148B)
  • The developing federal law on worker classification under the current administration
  • The intersection of independent contractor and joint employment doctrines
  • Strategic tactics from initial investigation to litigation, verdict or settlement

Field represents employers in a variety of labor and employment matters with a special focus on wage and hour compliance and litigation defense in employment disputes. He frequently defends companies facing wage and hour class/collective action lawsuits and government audits, and represents businesses in litigation involving a variety of employment claims. Field has contributed to, and co-authored articles on wage and hour laws, including independent contractor rules. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Council and the American Bar Association Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee.

MCLE is the Massachusetts legal community’s premier provider of hands-on educational programs and reference materials. Its particular focus is applied law: practical, highly concrete training for attorneys in the essential elements of professional practice.

About Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP

Morgan, Brown & Joy is among the largest management-side employment law firms in New England, representing a wide range of Fortune 100 corporations, educational and health care institutions and small businesses across all sectors of the economy. The firm’s attorneys are known for anticipating and finding solutions to the ever-expanding range of employment-related legal issues in order to avoid the time and cost of litigation. When litigation becomes necessary, the firm aggressively defends its clients and has a proven record of success.