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New Jersey 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 misclassification 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 New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled that it is illegal for most New Jersey companies to classify workers as “non-employee” contractors/franchisees. Under this ruling, misclassified workers could be entitled to unpaid overtime wages as well as the recovery of improper deductions by the company from your compensation for such things as fees for travel, vehicles, insurance and administrative costs.

If you work in New Jersey and your employer classifies you as a “non-employee” contractor/franchisee, you may be eligible to make a claim for unpaid wages and improper deductions. 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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