Incorrect classification of a worker’s position or employment status is often the starting point of other injustices, such as unpaid wages and overtime, denial of benefits, etc. Employers often try to unlawfully increase their profits and reduce their overhead by misclassifying their employees. This may take many forms, including misclassifying their employees as independent contractors or designating them as exempt, nonexempt, hourly, or managerial (all to the company’s advantage).
The aim of misclassification is often to avoid costs of employee wages, gratuities and benefits, reimbursement of expenses, and/or reduce their employer taxes. Furthermore, employers may seek to circumvent laws governing fair wages, meal and rest periods, safety, and employee discrimination. If you believe that you or someone you love have been misclassified by their employer, Held & Hines is here to help. Our capable attorneys have the resources and experience to stand up to businesses and secure justice. As your representatives, we will work tirelessly and utilize every available legal remedy in pursuit of your misclassification claim. Contact us today for excellence in employment law.
Employee misclassification and wage-and-hour litigation go hand in hand. Federal, state and local laws mandate that nonexempt employees receive overtime compensation for all hours worked in excess of the designated maximum. Employees are also legally obligated to provide nonexempt employees meal and rest periods. A common misconception is that workers who are paid on a salary versus hourly basis are automatically considered exempt. This is not the case. Determining whether or not an employee has been misclassified merits a fact-intensive analysis of their specific job duties. For this reason, is it vital that you employ the services of an experienced employment law attorney from our firm.
Based in Manhattan, Held & Hines is proud of our long tradition of putting workers first, and your claim will be no different. We are devoted to recovering the wages you are owed, and compensating you for any loss that your employer has caused. You can schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney from our firm today. Our contingency fee basis ensures that you will never pay out-of-pocket; that is, you do not have to pay any fees unless you win or recover compensation. Don’t wait – there are statutes of limitations (time restrictions) to pursue these types of legal matters.
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