Employee misclassification is an epidemic. Employers seeking to unfairly restrict wages and artificially inflate profits have made employee misclassification a tool of choice. These employers know that employees are scared to fight back against misclassification in general, and particularly during an economic recession.
A quick review of the United States Department of Labor press release page is telling. The press releases for employee misclassification as an independent contractor, by themselves, seem to scroll down forever with cases from seemingly every state in the country.
Why does employee misclassification matter to you? If you have been misclassified, then your employer is stealing money from your pocket. The most obvious example would be that you are not being paid for your overtime as a result of being misclassified.
Unethical employers, unfortunately, will not tell you that you are misclassified. Instead, you need someone on your side who is dedicated only to your best interests.
In that case, an experienced employment attorney can provide you with the guidance and representation you need in order to best protect your interests and receive the payment you deserve. A wage and hour claim may be your best course of action in this situation.
You can discuss your case with us during a free initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.