Joint Employment - Overtime
We are a leadership development company that organizes seminars. Every detail of the seminar, including ticket sales, is handled by us. In addition, our internal people attend the seminar and do various functions at it ranging from book sales, set up, security, hosting, etc. For those that attend the seminar, they are paid on 1099 at a set rate of $300 for the weekend. If they work more than 30 hours, they are paid at $10 per hour. They are also reimbursed for expenses and the company pays their hotel bill. Do you concur that the hours worked at the seminar by our own people should be overtime hours and that a 1099 relationship can not be established?