Many domestic employees, like housekeepers and nannies, put in long hours to make their employers’ lives easier. In return, their employers may be misclassifying their status as independent contractors rather than employees in order to save money.
At David Yeremian & Associates, Inc., a Glendale, California, employment law firm focusing on wage and hour issues, we serve as dedicated advocates for workers who are misclassified as independent contractors, helping them recover the compensation they deserve for their hard work.
AM I AN EMPLOYEE OR AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR?
In California, workers, including child care providers and maids, are presumed to be employees – not independent contractors – unless an employer can demonstrate otherwise. There are many factors that are considered when determining if an employer can instead classify the worker as a contractor, making it hard for some workers to identify when they are being mistreated.
You may be misclassified as an independent contractor when you are in fact an employee if:
- Your employer controls how you do your job.
- Your employer provides the tools to do your job.
- You have worked for the employer for an extended period of time.
- You are paid by the day or the week, rather than by the task performed.
- You do not work for any other employers.
If you think that you may be misclassified as an independent contractor, our attorneys can help. At David Yeremian & Associates, Inc., our lawyers take the time to meet with workers to learn about their position and provide free, knowledgeable advice on their situation.
When we take on a case, we invest our time, energy and resources in helping that client secure the compensation they deserve. Our firm will not charge you for our representation unless we win your case.