*Please register by Tuesday, February 10, 3 pm*
February's luncheon sponsor, L-A Professional Bookkeeping Services, presents:
Rebecca Webber of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott and Kim Anania of KMA Human Resources Consulting LLC, discuss “Understanding Independent Contractor Status and Rules”
This session will help small businesses determine who is an employee and who is an independent contractor, and learn why this classification is important. For those who are sole proprietors, and are providing services to others, it is critical to know whether you should be treated as an employee or contractor. This presentation will include guidance on the independent contractor criteria from the different federal and state agencies, the new Maine law in 2013, and what attendees can do to protect themselves.
Rebecca S. Webber is a 1980 graduate of Williams College, cum laude, and a 1989 Boston College Law School, magna cum laude. Her areas of practice include employment law, employment litigation, civil litigation, and employment counseling, compliance, and training. She has been a speaker at a number of seminars and business gatherings on the topic of employment law, including for the Maine Human Rights Commission, the MSBA, the Central Maine Human Resources Association, the National Business Institute, the Maine Women’s Network, the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce, and the Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber. She was selected to join the Androscoggin County Advisory Committee for the Maine Community Foundation and a human resources advisory committee to the local YMCA, has chaired the MSBA Labor and Employment Section for many years, and is a member of the Chamber Business Advocacy Committee. Webber was recently awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell. The preeminent Martindale-Hubbell® AV-rating is determined by extensive peer review by members of the Bar and Judiciary. It encompasses legal knowledge, analytical ability, judgment, communication ability and legal experience. She has routinely been selected by both Best Lawyers and Superlawyers for recognition as well, particularly in the area of employment law. Both those entities are also peer based.
Webber works at the law firm of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott in Auburn. She is runner, race director of the Leavitt Father’s Day 5k, mother of four, and is married to a husband who is both a therapist and the head of a Special Forces team, with long time service in the Army.
Kim Anania founded KMA Human Resources Consulting LLC in 2007 after identifying the need businesses have for an HR resource to provide practical advice and guidance to eliminate risk.
Kim’s distinguished career with New England-based companies has covered all aspects of human resources and organizational development. She has supported, managed and led company-wide initiatives such as HRIS conversions, federal and state compliance, benefit management, recruiting, retention, safety, workers compensation, employee relations, coaching and training.
Kim earned a certificate in Organizational Development through the National Training Labs in Alexandria, VA and a Bachelor of Arts in History and American Studies from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Kim lives in Portland, is a proud mother of two sons and has an awesome, supportive husband. She also loves traveling and doing anything outside, particularly in the summers by the ocean in Maine and Connecticut, her home state.