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February 24, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Matrix Center
13560 E. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48205
Cost: Free
Audience: Community

Do you know the legal difference between independent contractors and employees? Want to start a community organization, small business or social enterprise? This presentation provides easy to understand explanations of confusing legal topics for people looking to better their community through business. The presentation will start with a general overview of different entities for those looking to start an organization. It will then focus in on explaining the differences between independent contractors and employees and the consequences of classifying a person as one or the other.

Register (free)

Topics covered will include:

  • Entities 101 – which entity is right for you?
  • Social Enterprises 101 – how to benefit your community and make money
  • Independent Contractors in a Nutshell
  • The Benefits, Risks and Liabilities for both Employees and Independent Contractors

Presented by student attorneys (under the supervision of an experienced and licensed attorney) in the Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic. Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic provides free legal services to qualifying community-based businesses as well as for-profit and nonprofit organizations that aspire to create social good and impact to revitalize Detroit and Michigan.

Visit to find out more information about the Wayne State University Law School Business and Community Law Clinic, and apply to become a client of the clinic at:

For more information about this event, please contact Anne Choike at (313) 577-9488 or