If I was misclassified as an independent contractor, what can I do about it?

  • Posted on: May 29 2019
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Well, there’s a number of things you could do and obviously coming in, you know, talking to an employment lawyer like the employment lawyers here at Lipsky Lowe. There are definitely causes of action because you have been denied certain things and sometimes what you’re denying is not necessarily wages. Although often times it is wages, wages not paid correctly. Typically if you think you’re working as an independent contractor but you’re actually an employee then generally speaking you’re gonna be working under some contract rate which likely doesn’t include overtime even though you may be including overtime. But a lot of the other areas where you have rights that have been denied by your misclassification are in things like benefits participation, in health care participation, in a 401k or other retirement benefits that you have been denied.

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