What should I do if I have been misclassified by my employer?
Misclassifying a worker is unlawful, and employers can face penalties for violating the law. If you have been misclassified as an independent contractor, California law allows you to file a lawsuit against your employer. By bringing a claim against your employer, you can recover compensation for unpaid wages and overtime, denied meal and rest breaks, business expenses, benefits, and more.
Under state law, there are specific standards a worker must meet to be classified as an employee. However, sometimes the distinction is not straightforward. An employment lawyer can help you determine whether you have been misclassified by your employer.
If you suspect you have been misclassified, contact Erlich Law Firm to discuss your situation with an Oakland employment law attorney who can guide your next steps. We can help you hold your employer accountable for the misclassification.
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