Sometimes employers misclassify their employees as independent contractors. Often employers misclassify employees to reduce payroll taxes, bypass overtime laws, ignore OHSA job safety rules, and to deny employees healthcare benefits, overtime pay, and vacation pay. In short, misclassifying employees as independent contractors can save employers thousands, but at a cost to the misclassified employees. Signs that you are misclassified as an independent contractor may include:
If you have been misclassified as an independent contractor, you may be entitled to damages including: lost wages, overtime wages, liquidated damages, vacation pay, benefits compensation, attorney fees, and court costs.
Contact Marsalka Law, LLC if you believe you have been misclassified as an independent contractor.