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Misclassification: To Classify or Not Classify – that is the question.

April 16, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT


One of the most misunderstood sets of rules when it comes to compliance is employee classification—determining whether an employee is exempt or non-exempt comes down to two simple concepts the salary and their duties. Yet, so many employers get the ladder wrong and leave themselves vulnerable to costly risk. To top it off California strict rules around classifications of independent contractors, consultants, or freelancer makes for navigation a real headscratcher for employers.

This course, will provide you with the information you need to understand different exemptions, the duties, components, and best practices to keep in mind when determining employee exemption status. Additionally, we will review what you need to know about AB5 and how it impacts an independent contractor relationship.



Diana Dix, Human Resources Risk Advisor for Cavignac & Associates will be presenting this informative session.

With a background spanning 20 years in the human resources field, Diana Dix, SPHR, SHRBP, HCS, joined Cavignac & Associates in mid 2019 as Human Resources Risk Advisor. She provides clients of the firm with pragmatic advice and counsel designed to reduce the frequency and severity of employee claims.
Working with clients’ human resources professionals and other corporate executives, she furnishes insight into human resources best practices, presents practical training, and drafts or reviews existing resource materials for compliance.

Her previous career experience includes having served as Human Resources Business Partner at ADP Human Capital Management Services, where she was employed for 13 years. In this position, she offered human resource consultation and strategic planning and development working with business owners and their C-suite across varying industries.

Dix holds her Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification, Strategic Human Resources Business Partner (SHRBP) certification, and Human Capital Strategist (HCS) certification. She also is a graduate of Emerging Leader, a program of ADP. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management, San Diego Chapter.



April 16, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT


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Cavignac & Associates
450 B Street #1800
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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