How can I tell if I am actually an independent contractor?

Just because your employer has classified you as an independent contractor does not necessarily mean that you are one. Generally speaking, you are considered an independent contractor if the services that you perform are not controlled by an employer.

To help people determine whether they are actually an employee, the Department of Labor has created a list of six factors that are characteristic of an employment relationship under the FLSA. In most cases, the more control a company has over the way you do your work, the more likely it is that you are an employee. You may want to reach out to an attorney who can help you determine whether you are actually an employee or an independent contractor.

If your employer is breaking overtime laws by wrongly classifying you as an independent contractor, you should consider contacting an attorney about the legal action you may be able to take. To speak with an experienced attorney at Williams Kherkher about your case, please call our office at (888) 220-0640 today.

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