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Wednesday, September 13
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Concurrent Breakout Session: Tackling Worker Misclassification: Strategies to Respond

Santa Anita A (Lobby Level)


Tracks: Legal and UI

Tackling Worker Misclassification: Strategies to Respond

Join to hear about how states and the USDOL Wage & Hour Division are responding to address worker misclassification. Over the last decade, the rise of a gig economy and virtual employment positions have made worker misclassification a much more prominent issue across the country. Employees may be misclassified as independent contractors by their employers, receiving lower compensation and benefits as a result. Learn what recent measures the USDOL has taken to address this problem and hear about strategies implemented by a few states.


Laura Fortman, Commissioner, Maine Department of Labor


Andrea Follett, Assistant General Counsel, Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Mindy Gensler, Legal Liaison, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Jessica Looman, Principal Deputy Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor

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