PROFESSOR SAMANTHA PRINCE PRESENTS HER RESEARCH ON WORKER BENEFITS AND PROTECTIONS AT THE NATIONAL BUSINESS LAW SCHOLARS CONFERENCE
June 2023 — Professor Samantha J. Prince presented her research about worker’s benefits and protections despite classification at the National Business Law Scholars Conference at the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville.
Professor Prince’s research examines the blurring of lines between employee and independent contractor classifications in order to receive benefits and protections. She augmented her prior research on platform work to show examples of independent contractors receiving protections such as minimum wage and freedom from sexual harassment and discrimination.
Professor Prince thanks the organizers of the conference, particularly Professors Joan Heminway and Eric Chaffee. She also thanks the attendees who provided valuable feedback.
Professor Samantha Prince is an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Legal Analysis & Writing at Dickinson Law. She has a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and was a partner in a regional law firm where she handled transactional matters that ranged from an initial public offering to regular representation of a publicly-traded company. Most of her clients were small to medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs, including start-ups. A significant part of her practice was in employee benefits including retirement plan design and operation. An expert in entrepreneurship law, she established the Dickinson Law entrepreneurship program, is an advisor for the Entrepreneurship Law Certificate that is available to students, and is the founder and moderator of the Inside Entrepreneurship Law blog. Her research mainly comprises the changing world of work.