Speaking Engagement:

CalPELRA 2012 Annual Conference: The Alternative Workforce - Independent Contractors, Retired Annuitants and Volunteers

Event Information


Wednesday, December 5, 2012


10:20 - 11:50 a.m.


Monterey Marriott
Monterey, CA

Sponsored By:

California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA)
37th Annual Conference (December 3 - December 7, 2012)

Presentation Overview:

In an era of shrinking budgets, public agencies often look to supplement their workforces through the use of independent contractors, retired annuitants, or volunteers.  Yet, the use of any of these “alternative workforces” can pose significant risks.

This interactive presentation will address such issues as:

  • The requirements for establishing an independent contractor relationship pursuant to such authorities as Metropolitan Water District v. Superior Court (Cargill) (2004) 32 Cal.4th 491, as well as common misclassification problems.  The presentation also will focus on new penalties imposed on employers for misclassifying employees as independent contractors pursuant to SB 459.
  • The new requirements for utilizing retired annuitants under AB 1028.
  • Best practices for properly documenting and administering relations with independent contractors, retired annuitants, and volunteers to avoid missteps and potential liability.

KMTG Presenters:

David W. Tyra