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Marc J. Smith Has Second Appearance on “Law School For the Public” To Discuss Worker Misclassification

Posted by Marc Smith | May 09, 2012 | 0 Comments

Recently, I was invited for my second appearance on “Law School for the Public” — a television series produced by Montgomery Community Television/Montgomery Community Media that runs on cable channel 19/21 on Comcast, Verizon and RCN in Montgomery County. We filmed on May 8, 2012. A recording of the program can be found here.

We had a great time filming the show, which was hosted by Lauri Cleary, a partner with Lerch, Early & Brewer in Bethesda. Rick Vernon, Lauri's partner, was also a guest. The topic of discussion concerned the widespread problem of misclassifying workers as independent contractors and the impact of such misclassification on both the workforce and employers. During the show we also discussed the factors used by various agencies and courts to identify whether a worker is an employee, independent contractor or intern, why correctly classifying workers is so important and the penalties associated with misclassification.

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Marc Smith

Marc J. Smith is a Rockville, Maryland employment attorney and a founding member of the law firm formerly known as Smith, Lease & Goldstein, LLC. In 2018, after 18 years managing Smith, Lease & Goldstein, LLC's employment counseling and litigation practice, Marc launched his own boutique practice...


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