• Save the Date: September 13-15, 2017
  • Peace, Love and HR
Bob Bethel, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Bob Bethel, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Organization - The Employers' Association


Understand DOL Regulations: Distinguishing between Employees, Temporary Employees, and Contractors

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the differences between an employee, temporary employee, and indpendent contractor

2. Understand why the differences are important to the DOL, IRS, NLRB, and OSHA

3. Understand contractor agreements and best practices of using contractors


The Wage & Hour Division of the Department of Labor continues to target employers who misclassify independent contractors. Come hear Bob speak about the differences:

  • Understanding the differences
  • Why the struggle?
  • View of the DOL, IRS, NLRB, & OSHA
  • Unemployment and Workers' Compensation
  • Proper Use of Independent Contractors
  • Contractor agreements and best practices
  • Non-competes and confidentiality agreements
  • Engaging a flexible workforce


Bob is a graduate of the University of Toledo, with a Bachelor of Education, majoring in English. He began his career at The Andersons in retail management. After many years in retail management, he started his career in Human Resources as the Employment and Recruitment Manager for The Andersons. Since leaving The Andersons, he has served in Human Resource manager/director positions at S.E. Johnson, Michigan Paving and Materials, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, The Douglas Company, and Bittersweet Farms. During his career he has also served in leadership capacities of several organizations, including the Toledo Christian Schools Board of Directors, the Toledo Area Human Resource Association (TAHRA), Ohio Human Resource Conference Committee, and The Ohio SHRM State Council, serving as President or Chair of each organization. He is currently the HR Services Director for the Employers' Association and is serving a fourth term as a Springfield Township Trustee. Bob holds a certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI.)

Conference Details

Conference Location
  • Kalahari Resorts
    7000 Kalahari Drive
    Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Date and Time
  • September 13, 2017
    Begins at 9:00 AM
  • Through...
  • September 15, 2017
    Ends at 3:00 PM