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Independent Contractor Misclassification

Irvine Independent Contractor Misclassification Attorneys

Are You Being Unfairly Compensated Because of Your Employee Status?

At your job, you can be classified as an employee or an independent contractor. How you are classified plays a significant role in the way you are compensated. An independent contractor is not considered a fulltime employee and is therefore not entitled to the same benefits.

Employers have been able to get away with this by hiring people who are unaware of the difference between independent contractors and employees. Many people who qualify as employees have been intentionally misclassified so that the employer can benefit. Thankfully, you do have a way to fight back. Our dedicated independent contractor misclassification lawyers in Orange County have helped numerous employees receive compensation for overtime and benefits that they were wrongfully denied.

Call (800) 543-4829 to schedule a free consultation today. We take many cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay fees unless we win.

Am I An Employee or Independent Contractor?

Generally, an independent contractor is someone who works for themselves and offers services to businesses. Most freelancers are independent contractors. As an independent contractor, you are responsible for paying your employment taxes, purchasing medical insurance, and keeping track of your income so you can report it on your taxes. Independent contractors are usually not eligible for unemployment benefits.

An employee is someone who works directly for an employer and is told what work to do, when to do it, and how to do it. Your employer has the right to dictate the details of your job and terminate your employment if you deviate from their rules. In exchange, you are entitled to numerous benefits, including:

  • Overtime pay
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Pension
  • Safety equipment
  • Job training

What Do I Do If I’ve Been Misclassified?

If you have been misclassified by your employer, you should reach out to our Irvine misclassification lawyers. You could receive compensation for lost wages, overtime wages, attorney fees, benefits, and more. Compensation for your lost wages may also include interest.

There is no reason for an employer to misclassify you as an independent contractor. Contact Aegis Law Firm today and make sure you are getting paid what you are owed.

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