The misclassification of employees as something other than employees, such as independent contractors, presents a serious problem for affected employees, employers, and to the entire economy. Misclassified employees often are denied access to critical benefits and protections - such as family and medical leave, overtime, minimum wage, unemployment insurance, rest breaks, meal breaks, and reimbursement of the company's business expenses - to which they are entitled.
Companies are increasingly hiring workers as "independent contractors" to avoid paying benefits, payroll taxes, fair wages, and reimbursement of expenses to employees.
The Hamideh Firm, P.C. fights to protect employees from companies' unlawful and unfair business practices. Our firm represents plaintiffs, and classes of plaintiffs, in holding companies accountable for unlawfully misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
If you work for a company that supervises and controls the way you do your job, but has classified you as something other than an "employee," such as an "independent contractor," contact us online or call us at (310) 556-9687 .