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Can a Misclassified Independent Contractor Sue the Employer?

Is a worker an employee or an independent contractor? You may think this is a silly question, but it is not. Independent contractor classification is popular among employers looking to save a few bucks. By classifying an employee as an independent contractor, an employer does not have to abide by minimum wage or overtime laws. They also save on payroll taxes and benefits. As you can see, taking all these costs together, classifying a worker as an independent contractor can mean big savings for employers. However, it could also mean huge problems if the worker is misclassified. Employers who misclassify Read more