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Misclassifying Employees as Contractors

Misclassifying Employees as Contractors

Transcript A lot of people can be confused about whether they are a contractor or an employee. A lot of times folks will come in the office and they have been issued a 1099 from their employer who they thought there was their employer, but, in fact they were called a contractor. Employers do not have the right to unilaterally decide that an employee is a contractor. In order for a person to be a contractor they must be operating their own business and have a separate entity from the company. If the company controls your work, tells you where to come every day, gives you everything you need to perform your job, you're most likely an employee, and you're due overtime, and you could be due back wages, if you've been misclassified. If you find that your employer has misclassified you as a contractor you should call our office for a free consultation. We can listen to your story talk to you about the factors that go into deciding whether you're an employee and possibly help you get back wages you're owed.


When you reach out to us, you will receive a complimentary consultation with one of our skilled Atlanta employment attorneys. During our initial consultation with you, we can help you to better understand your rights and will work with you to determine what course of action is in your best interest. We take great pride in providing assistance based on years of experience negotiating and litigating employment matters to protect employee interests. If you find yourself in need of dedicated legal representation, we are prepared to advocate on your behalf – our goal is always to protect employee victims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.