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    The Gig Economy, Managing Contract and Temporary Workers with presenters Ben Sandahl and Jacqueline (Jackie) E. Kalk

    Date: April 15, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
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    Companies are increasingly relying on independent contractors in the gig economy. While companies and workers often embrace the flexibility and freedom associated with these relationships, they can raise a complex legal issues. 

    Participants will be:

    • Provided guidance on how to establish and navigate the independent contractor business relationship

    • Provided advice on how to mitigate the risk of liability

    • Provided information on the latest legal trends and developments related to the gig economy

    Speaker Information:

    Ben Sandahl represents clients in a variety of labor and employment matters. In addition to actively litigating cases, he frequently advises clients regarding pre-litigation matters in attempts to avoid litigation, with the goal of correct positioning should litigation arise.

    Prior to joining Littler, Ben worked at another national law firm. He won the then-largest judgment in the history of Illinois and the largest breach of fiduciary duty judgment in the United States for a real estate company by writing a partial summary judgment motion that the court largely granted.

    Jacqueline E. Kalk represents and counsels management clients in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, crowd sourcing and virtual companies. Jacqueline’s practice encompasses a broad range of employment law matters, with a particular focus on independent contractor classification and wage and hour litigation and analysis.

    She litigates individual, class and collective claims of all types, appearing in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies on matters such as:

    • Independent contractor classification

    • Wage and hour

    • Equal pay

    • Equal employment matters

    Jacqueline's expertise extends to counseling management on how to properly classify workers, avoid litigation and develop necessary policies and practices. She also has implemented training classes for employers in a wide variety of venues targeted at understanding the litigation process and avoiding litigation.

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