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Independent Contractors

Many companies misclassify workers as non-employee “independent contractors,” “contractors,” or “franchisees” to avoid paying overtime and other benefits that employees are typically entitled to. This classification is frequently seen with delivery drivers, food route drivers, construction workers, exotic dancers, sales employees and cable/internet installers, just to name a few.

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued new interpretative guidance warning employers about this very issue. Just because a company uses an IRS Form 1099 to pay someone does not mean they do not qualify as an employee.

If your employer classifies you as a “non-employee” contractor/franchisee, you may be eligible to make a claim for unpaid wages. If you have any questions about this investigation or would like to discuss a potential claim, please contact us to speak with an attorney for a free and confidential consultation.

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