Independent Contractor Misclassification
Workers classified as independent contractors may be misclassified, meaning they are actually considered employees under the law. Misclassification of workers can be costly. The stakes involved in these cases can be high as they involve not only overtime claims, but may also involve potential unemployment benefits and worker’s compensation benefits, in addition to possible penalties. We understand the complex laws and fact intensive inquiry required for this analysis. Clients regularly hire us to analyze the working relationship to determine whether a worker qualifies as an employee, to advise on the proper classification or to litigate these issues on their behalf.
If you believe you have been improperly classified, are an employer facing a wage and hour dispute or need guidance regarding wage and hour compliance, it is important to consult with an experienced employment law attorney without delay.