November 23, 2011 / Media Mention

Brian Hall comments on employee reclassification in Crain's Cleveland Business

Brian Hall, a Partner in Porter Wright's Labor and Employment Department, was quoted in the Crain's Cleveland Business article, "Pitfalls lurk in IRS employee amnesty plan" regarding associated risk if employers choose to reclassify their employees under the IRS's new amnesty plan.

From Crain's Cleveland Business, Michelle Park reporting:
For one, reclassified employees may pursue legal action to seek back benefits and back pay owed to them, said Brian D. Hall, a labor and employment partner in the Columbus office of law firm Porter Wright , which also has an office in Cleveland. "Anytime an employer decides to reclassify its employees ... the first question employees will ask is, 'If it was done wrong before, where's my money from the past?'" Mr. Hall said.