Misclassification As Independent Contractor

Misclassification As Independent Contractor

At the Setareh Law Group, we are committed to protecting the rights of hardworking workers and their families.  Since 1999, we have dedicated our practice to representing workers in every industry against employers who do not comply with California and federal labor laws.  We have a long history of successfully pursing major corporations from the outset of each case all the way through settlement or jury trial.

We vigorously advocate for our clients through a comprehensive process starting with the intake process.  Every case is reviewed by one of our experienced attorneys who is able to make a determination as to how we may proceed with your case.  We will discuss with you your legal claims and develop a strategy for achieving your goals.  From the day your case is filed, all the way through settlement or jury trial, we will not give up until there is a resolution on your case.

Many employers in California hire workers by classifying them as “independent contractors” in order to evade paying employment taxes and avoid having to obtain mandatory worker’s compensation insurance that are required for employees.  However, under California law, there is a presumption of employment status and the burden of proof lies with the employer to justify a worker’s status as an independent contractor.  More often than not, an employer is unable to satisfy this burden and so has misclassified its workers as independent contractors.  If you were misclassified as an independent contractor, you may not have been provided with meal and rest periods, minimum wage, overtime and double time wages, or reimbursed for your reasonable expenses.

When pursuing a claim for misclassification as an independent contractor, it is important to select attorneys who have the necessary knowledge and experience to handle these kinds of cases.  Claims for misclassification as an independent contractor are difficult to handle alone especially when you are faced with potential termination or backlash once you complain about it.  You deserve to work in an environment that complies with state and federal wage and hour laws.

Setareh Law Group has represented clients in independent contractor misclassification cases filed throughout California.  We are aggressive and relentless trial and appellate lawyers with one singular focus — to achieve the best possible results for our deserving clients.