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.