Bona fide independent contractors are exempt from federal and state wage and hour laws that protect workers from wage theft because those laws generally apply only to those workers who are “employed” by an “employer.” Some employers attempt to evade these laws by misclassifying workers as an "independent contractors."
SGB attorneys have skill and experience in determining whether a worker is an “employee” within the meaning of the law and therefore deserving of wage protection. This is often a fact-intensive inquiry—meet with one of SGB’s knowledgeable attorneys to make the right determination. SGB lawyers are committed to ensuring that employers pay employees everything they are owed.
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There is no charge for us to review your potential claim. If we take the case, we do so on a contingency basis and we advance all the costs of the litigation. Class action plaintiffs are not responsible for fees or costs, and we only recover our fees and costs if we are successful in obtaining relief for the class through judgment or settlement. Contact us for a free, confidential case review at (800) 809-2234 or (206) 622-8000.