When an "honest mistake" puts money in a person's pocket, you can expect them to continue making that "honest mistake" again and again. The misclassification of employees is a misdeed that happens all too often in California, robbing many workers of the pay, benefits and protections they deserve.
At the Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman in Beverly Hills, we represent misclassified workers, fighting for the compensation they deserve. If you believe your employee has been misclassifying you, it is in your interest to learn about your rights and potential legal remedies.
Have You Been Classified As Exempt?
One of the most common forms of misclassification is classifying a nonexempt employee as exempt. This helps employers avoid paying overtime to employees working more than 40 hours in a week. Legitimately exempt workers include executives, professionals, administrative workers and sales workers.
If you have been misclassified as exempt, we will fight for the compensation you deserve, which may include unpaid overtime wages.
Have You Been Classified As An Independent Contractor?
Federal and state laws provide many protections for employees that do not extend to independent contractors. There are very specific parameters for classifying someone as an independent contractor, and it is frequently abused.
If you suspect you should be an employee, we can help you determine if you have a case and fight for the compensation you deserve. You will talk directly with an attorney when you work with our firm. We will explore the situation and plan a winning case on your behalf.
Protect Your Rights. Contact An Attorney.
Misclassification could be costing you thousands of dollars and stripping you of legal protections that you deserve. We can help you protect your rights. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our nationwide employee misclassification lawyer.