Independent Contractors

Employers often improperly classify their workers as independent contractors (“1099s”) so that they do not have to pay payroll taxes, and do not have to comply with California law on minimum wages, overtime, meal periods and rest breaks, or reimbursement of their workers’ business expenses.

Additionally, a misclassified worker has no workers’ compensation coverage if injured on the job, no right to protected leaves of absence, no unemployment insurance, no health insurance and other employee benefits, no legal right to organize or join a union, and less protection from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace.

At Witt Law Firm, we protect the rights of workers that have been cheated out of proper compensation, overtime, meal and rest breaks, workers compensation coverage, health insurance and other employee benefits as a result of being unlawfully misclassified as independent contractors.  If your company classifies you as an independent contractor or “1099” and you believe that your rights have been violated, please contact our office immediately for a free consultation.



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