Gig Workers and ERISA: What You Need to Know Now

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  /  Online
Event Registration

The gig economy is exploding and more employers than ever are relying on independent contractors as an important part of their workforce.

Is anything new or different when it comes to pitfalls on employer-provided benefits for these gig workers?

We’ll cover:

  • Determining eligibility for employer-sponsored benefit plans
  • What independent contractor status is – and is not
  • ERISA plan status and restrictions
  • How to avoid ERISA plan status for a voluntary benefit
  • Legal consequences – enforcement, benefits claims and litigation
  • Trends in benefits for the gig economy – portable benefits, state programs and technology

…and we’ll answer your questions!



Michelle Capezza

Member of the Firm, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and Health Care & Life Sciences practices

Epstein Becker Green

Gretchen Harders

Member of the Firm, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice

Epstein Becker Green