If you haven’t already done so, be sure to take a look at our newest white paper, “Lessons From Uber: What Every Worker Should Know About Misclassification.” Regardless of what industry you work in, the paper contains important information that may be relevant to you.
It is especially important to learn about employee misclassification if you belong to either of the following categories of workers:
- Independent contractors
- Salaried employees (also called exempt employees)
Often, though not always, workers in these categories are classified incorrectly. Sometimes this is an honest mistake, and other times it is a deliberate attempt by business owners to save money by shifting costs onto their workers. Either way, it is illegal and it can cost you thousands of dollars in unpaid wages, overtime and lost benefits. It may also deprive you of other things you should be entitled to through your job, such as paid time off, workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits.
To learn more about this important issue, read our white paper. Then, if you think you may be misclassified, contact us to discuss your situation and learn about your options.