Independent Contractor Lawyers in Chicago
Your employer may classify you as an “independent contractor” to keep from paying you minimum wages, overtime, vacation, health insurance, or other employee benefits. But are you really an independent contractor? The answer may be “no” if:
- You are told when and how to complete your job;
- You work for one company exclusively, not many different clients;
- You work at the company’s location and use company supplies; or
- You do the same type of work the company performs.
Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for employees who have been misclassified as independent contractors. It doesn’t matter if you signed an independent contractor “agreement” or were paid on a tax form 1099, instead of a W-2.