Independent Cotnractor

Are you paid as an independent contractor, but you're really an employee?

Are you receiving the minimum wages and benefits you're entitled to?

Representation of independent contractors and contract laborers

Know Your Rights

  • Are you paid as an independent contractor, but you're really an employee?
  • Does your employer say that you're contract labor, but you think you're really an employee?
  • If so, you aren't getting the benefits you're required to get under the law.
  • You may not be getting the minimum wage and overtime you're entitled to under the law.
  • You have rights, and you have a right to get the benefits and salary you're entitled to under the law.

Why Your Employer Wants You Independent

  • He won't need to withhold or deal with the hassles of withholding
  • Civil rights and employment discrimination laws usually don't protect independent contractors
  • He won't have to pay unemployment compensation taxes, and he can fire you without risking an unemployment compensation claim
  • He can work you for as many hours as he wants, even having you be on call 24 hours a day, without having to worry about minimum wage or overtime
  • He does not have to worry about complying with federal law on employee benefits plans (health insurance, retirement plans, etc.)