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Employment Law for Community Enterprises (Teach-in)

Hosted by the Sustainable Economies Law Center

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)

Oakland, CA

Employment Law for Community Enterprises (Teach-in)

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Employment Law for Community Enterprise
Teach-in and Q&A

SELC is hosting this teach-in and Q&A on employment law, because - whether you are employer, an employee, or neither - it's very important to know the basics of this subject. In particular, urban farms, worker cooperatives, food cooperatives, housing cooperatives, and social enterprises are often caught off guard when they realize that they have inadvertently created employer/employee relationships.

Janelle Orsi, Attorney at LawAttorney Janelle Orsi will present briefly on the challenges of determining who is or isn't an employee, explaining who may be considered an intern, volunteer, independent contractor, or partner. 

Emily Bolt
Attorney Emily Bolt will give a summary of the legal requirements employers must learn about, including wage/hour law, workers compensation insurance, reporting requirements, payroll taxes, occupational health and safety laws, and other protections for employees.

Finally, attorney Elizabeth Burnett, will summarize the most common pitfalls that employers encounter.  A Q&A period will follow.
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Liberating Ourselves Locally Makerspace
1234 23rd Avenue
Oakland, CA 94606

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)


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Hosted by the Sustainable Economies Law Center

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The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) charts the changing legal territory of the new economy, educating communities and individuals about the possibilities and limits of creative economic structures, and advocating for laws that clear the way for more sustainable economic development. SELC provides essential legal tools — education, research, advice, and advocacy — to support this transition to localized, resilient economies. Our work focuses on practices that promote justice and sharing, including cooperatives, community currencies, community-supported enterprises, local investing, cohousing, urban agriculture, community renewable energy, and other innovative economic strategies.

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