Employee misclassification is a type of labor violation that is gaining attention in our modern world. The “gig” economy we find ourselves in has led to an increased number of independent contractors who manage their own employment and benefits. The problem is that some of these independent contractors should actually be classified as employees. This is important because classification as an independent contractor is largely beneficial to the employer, who does not have to pay benefits. Employment is more advantageous for the employee, who gets more security and fringe benefits from the company employing them. Oftentimes, employers will misclassify people who should be employees as independent contractors to save money.
We are here to put an end to it.
In order to be legally considered an independent contractor, the following conditions must be met:
If the behavioral, financial, and relationship criteria for independent contract work are not met, then you should expect to be hired as an employee.
The first step in a misclassification case is documenting why you believe you are being misclassified. Once your evidence is in hand, contact a labor attorney. The Benowitz Law Corporation legal team is happy to take on any and every misclassification case. Misclassification is a predatory behavior and we see it as our duty to help put an end to it. Don’t take misclassification lying down. Call us today.