Inland Valley - Employee or Independent Contractor? The Stakes are Higher Now
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Inland Valley - Employee or Independent Contractor? The Stakes are Higher Now

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Pomona Valley Mining Company
1777 Gillette Road
Pomona, California  91786
United States
Presenter: James J. McDonald, Jr.
Contact: Jim Peddy

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PIHRA Inland Valley

Employee or Independent Contractor?
The Stakes are Higher Now
presented by James J. McDonald, Jr.


The California Supreme Court’s Dynamex re-shaped the landscape of California law regarding proper classification of independent contractors. This presentation will explain the new “ABC” test announced by the court to determine whether contractors are properly classified. The program will also highlight the exposure that can result from improperly classifying employees as contractors, including wage and hour liability, unemployment and withholding tax audits, and civil penalties.

Key takeaways from this presentation will be:

  1. Learn how to apply the new Dynamex test for independent contractor status.
  2. Identify types of liability that may result from having misclassified contractors.
  3. Learn about alternatives to using misclassified contractors.




PIHRA Inland Valley has teamed up with The Marine Corp for the Toys for Tots Drive. If you would like to donate, please bring a new, unwrapped toy or toys to the meeting. There will be a table for all the donated toys that are collected that day.




About Toys for Tots:
The Marine Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December. The program then distributes them to less fortunate children as Christmas gifts each year. These toys make a tremendous difference in the lives of the children and families that receive them gratefully. The toys distributed are not only viewed as a simple gift, but also brings joy, happiness, and hope to the children in need. Hope is the key, and hope is what the Marine Corps Reserve is able to give through the Toys for Tots program. A message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.


Program Agenda

11:30am - 12:00pm: Networking
12:00pm - 12:30pm: Lunch and Announcements
12:30pm - 1:30pm: Speaker Presentation




James J. McDonald, Jr., J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP is managing partner of the Irvine, California office of the national labor and employment law firm of Fisher & Phillips LLP. Jim has practiced labor and employment law representing management for more than 30 years. He is author of California Employment Law: An Employer’s Guide, published by the Society for Human Resource Management, and he teaches labor and employment law in the Human Resources Management Program at the University of California, Irvine. He received his law degree cum laude from Georgetown University and is a member of the California and Georgia Bars. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute and he holds the SHRM-SCP certification from the Society of Human Resource Management. He may be reached at (949) 851-2424 or




This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

This program has been approved for 1.0 California-specific recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

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Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $24 $30
Guest/Nonmember $39 $45
PIHRA Member In-Transition $10 $10
PIHRA Student Member $10 $10

Online registration closes on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 12:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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