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What could your employer gain from misclassification?

When you started your new job, the owner of the company for which you began performing duties may have informed you that you would work as an independent contractor. You may have accepted this classification because you performed your duties at home and had the ability to set your own working hours. However, these aspects do not necessarily mean that an independent contractor classification is right for your situation.

Wage violations negatively impact those who work hard

Most people have a need to work in order to earn a living and support themselves and their families. Though their occupations may not be their dream jobs, they likely understand that having any sort of income could help their personal situations. However, when individuals are cheated out of their rightful pay due to wage violations, they may wonder if their jobs are worth the effort.

Violations of wage and house laws may lead to New York lawsuits

Many New York residents know that when a difficult situation arises, they must often take action themselves in order to address issues. In some cases, problems at work can seem especially hard to handle, and when wages are affected, workers may wonder what route could be best for ensuring that they are not taken advantage of. If wage and hour laws are being violated, taking legal action may be a prudent step.

Wage and hour law violations may hinder New York workers

Having a job and earning wages can often make a person feel proud. In addition to these feelings, it can also allow for parties to provide for themselves and their families by using the wages that they earn. Understandably, when an employer violates wage and hour laws, it can be difficult for employees to make ends meet.

Is your employer stealing from you?

Not long ago, the economy was so bad, many people were just happy to have a job.  When you are just grateful to be employed, you may overlook certain things: A schedule that conflicts with your family commitments, a lower wage than you are used to making, or working outside the office on nights and weekends.

Am I an employee or independent contractor? Why does it matter?

While there are various types of employment statuses, the two main types are employees and contractors. Understanding that there are differences between these two statuses -- and what those differences are -- is crucial for workers in order to ensure they are properly compensated and protected on the job.

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