In order to save money, employers will sometimes misclassify an employee as an independent contractor. Wrongfully misclassifying employees is illegal and unfair.
If you have been wrongfully misclassified as an independent contractor instead of an employee, you may be missing out on valuable benefits. You may be entitled to compensation for unpaid overtime, missed rest and meal breaks, denied unemployment insurance benefits, unpaid pension benefits, unpaid medical expenses pertaining to work related injuries, statutory penalties, reimbursement of work related expenses, and other benefits.
If you answer yes to any of the following statements, it is likely that you are an employee, and therefore are entitled to all of the benefits that employees receive.
- I do not have a California Business License.
- I have to work designated hours.
- I don’t do work for any other companies.
- I am given specific tasks and instructions on what to do for my employer.
- I use my employers tools to do my job. (i.e. computers, power equipment, vehicles, or office space)
Let Us Help You Exercise Your Rights as an Employee
If you think you have been misclassified, contact The Law Office of Robert L. Starr today for a free, confidential case evaluation. Since every case is different, we will analyze your specific employment situation to see if you are entitled to compensation for being classified incorrectly.
Once we evaluate your case, we will provide you with a detailed explanation of all of the violations that we have identified, and we will set forth an action plan for pursuing remedies on your behalf. Put our years of experience to work for you.