ICon® to Sponsor Staffing Industry Analysts 2011 CW Risk Forum

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ICon® CEO, Patricia Griffin to speak on getting Independent Contractor Classification Right

ICon®, a leading provider of independent workforce solutions, announced today that it is a sponsor of the 2011 CW Risk Forum (http://www.CWRiskForum.com). Produced by Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc., the world’s premier contingent workforce analyst firm, CW Risk will be held October 5-6, 2011 at the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On Wednesday, October 5, 2011, between 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., Patricia Griffin, CEO of ICon®, will also be a participant on the panel “Getting Independent Contractor Classification Right”. Moderated by Staffing Industry Analysts, this interactive session will explore the current state of the art in ensuring the proper classification of independent contractors.

Key topics at this year’s CW Risk Forum will include: best practices, tools and techniques for managing co-employment, misclassification and other contingent workforce risks. This conference is designed for those who want to stay on top of current legislative, regulatory, and legal issues surrounding the use of contingent labor.

“Independent Contractor Classification is a hot topic and one on the forefront of legislator’s agendas,” said Patricia Griffin, CEO of ICon®. “Just last week, the Labor Department signed agreements to share information with nine states and the Internal Revenue Service as it gets more aggressive at cracking down on businesses that misclassify workers. Concurrently, the IRS rolled out a voluntary classification settlement program that provides partial relief from federal employment taxes for those eligible taxpayers that agree to treat workers as employees in future tax periods. Now, more than ever, companies need to stay well-informed of the complexities of managing independent workforces.”

About ICon®

ICon® powers the independent workforces of America’s leading companies. ICon’s innovative solutions provide greater flexibility to managers and more control for the company. Expert advisors, armed with best-in-class technology, assure risk mitigation while helping organizations build their business with properly-classified specialists. ICon’s flexible workforce classification solutions have allowed companies to achieve a perfect record of success in tax audits and avoid more than $150 Million in federal and state penalties. A certified women-owned business, ICon® is headquartered in Foster City, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.gotoICon.com.

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