Independent Contractor Lawsuits

July 29, 2015 Last Updated on September 16, 2015

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Anyone working as an independent contractor.
What's Going On?
Across the country, independent contractors are suing the companies they work for, claiming that they're actually employees and should be receiving overtime pay and other benefits.
Why Would a Company Call Me an Independent Contractor If I'm Not One?
Business who hire independent contractors instead of employees don't have to pay unemployment taxes, the minimum wage or overtime pay.
Industries at Risk:
Media, entertainment and publishing; hospitality; security; trucking, transportation and delivery services; healthcare; cleaning/janitorial services; automotive; finance and insurance; cable and Internet services; computer programming; amateur sports; and more. Scroll down for the full list.
How You Can Get More Help:
If you're working as an independent contractor but suspect you're actually an employee, fill out the form on this page. After you get in touch, one of the attorneys we work with may reach out to you to discuss your job and how you're being paid. There's no catch – you don't have to pay to talk to an attorney and you're not obligated in any way to file a lawsuit.