Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to address worker misclassification at Northeastern University School of Law employment symposium

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will participate in a panel discussion on emerging issues in employee misclassification on March 22 at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston. The symposium will examine employment relationships and explore the legal definitions of employee and independent contractors. One of four attorneys from around the U.S. tapped to participate in the panel, in the panel discussion titled, “Emerging Issues in Worker Misclassification Under Federal and State Regimes,” Schwinn will address the issue of the propriety of paying a half-time overtime premium instead of time and one-half retroactively in exempt misclassification cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This topic was the subject of Schwinn’s thesis for her Masters of Laws in Employment Law from Atlanta’s John Marshall School of Law.

“Rather than focus narrowly on misclassification, the symposium will consider the broader social welfare implications of how and why the law fixes who is in and who is out,” said Schwinn. “We hope to not only discuss the limits of the protections that are available, but to examine strategies for change and to envision new possibilities for employment relationships and workplaces.”

Schwinn’s primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Schwinn, who joined Pavese Law Firm in 2005, is an accomplished public speaker and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications.

Schwinn is available to speak to local businesses and organizations on a variety of employment law topics and can be reached at 239-336-6228 or christinaschwinn@paveselaw.com.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects. 

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Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will participate in a panel discussion on emerging issues in employee misclassification on March 22 at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston.
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The symposium will examine employment relationships and explore the legal definitions of employee and independent contractors.
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Schwinn will address the issue of the propriety of paying a half-time overtime premium instead of time and one-half retroactively in exempt misclassification cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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