Misclassification / Independent Contractor
St. Louis & Jefferson City Wage and Hour Attorneys
The Dashtaki Law Firm stands up for workers who been misclassified as independent contractors and have not been paid the wages, overtime, and other benefits to which they are entitled. Located in St. Louis and Jefferson City, Missouri, the wage and hour lawyers at Dashtaki Law Firm have extensive experience protecting the rights of employees. If you have been misclassified as an independent contractor, you need an independent contractor lawyer to fight for you, and the wage and hour attorneys at Dashtaki Law Firm stand ready to protect your rights and assist you with any wage and hour issue.
The Law in Missouri is Clear: You Deserve the Pay You’ve Earned
Federal law regulates the way an employer must classify a worker, either as an employee or independent contractor. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the test whether a worker has been mislabeled by their employer as an independent contractor is based on an intricate analysis and economic realities, not technicalities. Whether an employee is an “independent contractor” in many cases requires an intricate legal analysis by an experienced Missouri wage and hour attorney.
Unfortunately, some Missouri employers improperly classify their workers as “1099″ independent contractors so that they do not have to pay payroll taxes, the minimum wage or overtime, or comply with other wage and hour law requirements such as providing meal periods and rest breaks, or reimburse their workers for business expenses incurred in performing their jobs. Also, independent contractors are ineligible to participate in employer sponsored benefit programs, such as health insurance, stock ownership, 401(k) or other benefits.
Employee Misclassification Is More Common Than You May Think
Oftentimes, employers who misclassify their workers do not have to cover independent contractors under workers’ compensation insurance, and are not liable for payments under unemployment insurance, disability insurance, or social security. Whether an employee is an “independent contractor” in many cases requires an intricate legal analysis by an experienced wage and hour lawyer .
The wage and hour attorneys at Dashtaki Law Firm know the law, understand the legal system and are determined to get results for our clients. If you are currently experiencing mistreatment at work related to your wages, or feel that your employer may not be treating you fairly in accordance with the law, please contact us for a free consultation.
Contact an experienced Missouri wage and hour lawyer today
Wage and hour cases can be highly complex, so it is essential to speak with an experienced Missouri wage and hour lawyer immediately. If you believe your employer has misclassified you as an “independent contractor” and owes you wages or overtime pay, contact an experienced Missouri wage and hour attorney immediately to understand your legal rights because you have a very limited time to take action, as you may lose your rights if you delay.
The Dashtaki Law Firm offers a free and confidential initial consultation to review your case.Contact the lawyers at Dashtaki Law Firm today so that we can begin our investigation.
The wage and hour attorneys at Dashtaki Law Firm, LLC, serve clients throughout Missouri, including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, Franklin County, Cole County, Boone County, Camden County, Callaway County, Osage County, Moniteau County, Miller County, Morgan County, Warren County, Jefferson City, Columbia, Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Fulton, Linn, Tipton and California, MO.