Employee vs. Independent Contractor | What the Employer Needs to Know | San Jacinto College SBDC

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Pearland Chamber of Commerce, 6117 Broadway St, Board Room, Pearland, TX 77581
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As a business owner, classifying employees and independent contractors incorrectly can result in your business owing additional taxes and can trigger penalties for overtime wages, or even regular wages owed. During this session, we will discuss the final ruling from the Department of Labor for how to classify a worker as an independent contractor or employee. Enforcement of this rule began on March 11, 2024. If you use independent contractors in your business, register now and learn how to protect your business in this complicated employment law issue.


  • Factors to consider before classifying a worker
  • Department of Labor ruling
  • Classification factors from other agencies
  • Consequences of classifying a worker incorrectly 

This session is intended for business owners who want an understanding on how to classify employees and independent contractors.

Refreshments provided.


Carol P. Keough, Managing Attorney/Owner, Keough Law Firm, PLLC

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Please Note:

Each person attending an event must have their own account. Multiple people may not register under one account.

The SBDC reserves the right to cancel a class for insufficient enrollment, weather emergencies, and other unforeseen circumstances. Should a cancellation occur, we will use the email you provided to contact you.

Preregistration is highly recommended. If an event is canceled or postponed and you have not preregistered, we will not be able to contact you.

If you choose to register at the door, you will need your mobile device to complete your registration otherwise you will not be allowed to attend.

Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain. Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.

No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop.

Only service animals allowed - If you need to bring a service animal with you to a workshop please contact us ahead of time.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the San Jacinto College SBDC at (281) 476-1838 for accommodations, or if you have questions about this class.

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