Independent Contractor Law

Independent Contractor Employment Law

Independent Contractor Law:

Independent contractors work for themselves. They earn their living from their own businesses, instead of relying on anyone else to provide a salary for them. They are also known as entrepreneurs, consultants, freelance workers, or self-employed. Being an independent contractor means that the employer has little or no control over how the independent contractor does the job.

Independent Contractors Legal Issues:

Employers often improperly classify their employees as independent contractors to avoid paying certain taxes, overtime, reimbursing for business expenses and not paying benefits. When determining whether you are an independent contractor, consider these factors:

  • How much control does your employer exercises over your work?
  • Does your employer supply you with the necessary tools and places to perform your work?
  • Do you have a set schedule or are you free to establish your own schedule?

What an Employment Lawyer can do for you:

If you have been misclassified by your employer as an independent contractor, you may be entitled to unpaid wages. Contacting an employment lawyer is a good idea since a lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve. Your lawyer can also advise you if you are being misclassified as an employee or an independed contactor and if so, give costly penalties to employers.

Lawyer Referral Service:

If your employment status is misclassified as an employee or an independent contractor, contact an employment lawyer today. Attorney Search Network can help you find an employment lawyer in your area.

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