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Friday, October 19 • 11:20am - 12:20pm
To 1099 Or Not To 1099, That Is The Question

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Over the past few years, the IRS has embarked on a campaign of enforcement relating to the misclassification of workers as independent contractors, seeking to curtail hemorrhaging tax revenues. Similarly, numerous worker class action lawsuits have cropped up asserting violations of wage and hour laws through misclassification. This changing landscape of employment and tax law makes the hiring of artists, musicians, writers, and other entertainment professionals a precarious process. Join us for a discussion mapping out the potential pitfalls, legal challenges, and tax implications of classifying your workforce in the entertainment industry. A panel of experts will explore topics including potential liability to workers and the IRS, maintaining ownership of worker-generated intellectual property, and the applicability and effects of the Central Withholding Agreement on foreign nationals.

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Christopher J. Marino

Christopher J. Marino, Esq., is an attorney with the Law Firm of Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. located in Red Bank, New Jersey. Mr. Marino has a bi-coastal litigation practice focusing on general commercial and business disputes, trademark law, copyright law, trade secret law and unfair business practices, and entertainment and media law. He has extensive experience litigating and resolving general commercial and intellectual property... Read More →
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Richard Stoller

Richard Stoller, CPA | | Richard is a certified public accountant licensed in the State of New York specializing in accounting, tax, and business management services in the entertainment and media industries. His experience is concentrated in the music area, specifically music and theatrical touring. Over the last decade, Richard has been advising clients through the changing and challenging compliance issues facing foreign entertainers... Read More →

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