Employee Misclassification

Sometimes, an employer may attempt to avoid California laws protecting employees by classifying workers as “independent contractors”, or as a “salaried employee”.  However, whether or not a worker is an independent contractor or can be paid by salary depends on the circumstances, and your employer may have improperly misclassified you, leaving you with the mistaken belief that certain California laws do not apply.  If an employee has been misclassified, he or she can petition the court to recover for lost benefits and other damages suffered.