Will the Real Independent Contractor Please Stand Up?

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  • November 20, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Presented by Vikita Poindexter, Poindexter Consulting Group, Inc.

Join business owners from throughout the county as 30+ year human resources expert Vikita Poindexter of Poindexter Consulting Group addresses the challenging question facing employers in California, “Do I have employees or independent contractors?” During this presentation Vikita will discuss recent California employment law, beginning with the landmark 2018 state Supreme Court decision in the matter of Dynamex Operations West, Inc., which applied the standard that almost all workers are employees instead of contractors. In April 2019 California adopted an employment-classification test, which placed the burden on employers to demonstrate that every worker is not an employee. And finally in September 2019 Assembly Bill 5 was signed into law by Governor Newsom. AB 5 codifies much of the previous regulation and provides several exceptions.

Vikita Poindexter is acknowledged as an expert in her field. Her extensive knowledge of HR includes but is not limited to budget preparation, cost analysis, EEOC compliance, recruiting, Department of Labor and Standards, Department of Fair Housing, benefit administration, litigation prevention, personnel management, arbitration and contract negotiations for multimillion-dollar operations and so much more. In her own consulting business, Vikita and her team are called upon to advise, troubleshoot and solve complex HR issues in industries ranging from television and marketing firms to wireless, retail, hospitality, property management, real estate, construction, manufacturing, finance, automotive and apparel companies. Her professional training includes certification, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP through the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), of which she has been a member since 1993. The American Business Institute named Vikita one of the 2000 Notable American Women.

The presentation will be followed by wine and hors d’oeuvres. Buy your ticket early—this will sell out!


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