There has been a plethora of litigation concerning the classification of employees in recent years. Many businesses, especially startups are classifying every one as an independent contractor under the mistaken assumption that if they have a written independent contractor agreement, that is sufficient. Unfortunately, that is wrong. Having a written independent contractor agreement nowadays has virtually no bearing on whether a court determines if a worker is an independent contractor. If a person is miscategorized, it can be financially devastating for the business.
It is vital that every employer properly evaluate whether its independent contractors are employees, before the employer is in the middle of a lawsuit or IRS investigation. The experienced attorneys at Branfman Mayfield Bustarde Reichenthal, LLP can review the facts and circumstances of your works and help you evaluate whether those workers are truly independent contractors.
If you are unsure or are concerned that some features of your relationship may be indicative of an employer-employee relationship, the lawyers at Branfman Mayfield Bustarde Reichenthal, LLP can help you evaluate the categorization of your workers. Contact us online or call 858.793.8090 today for a initial phone conversation with one of our experienced lawyers to advise you concerning the classification of employees.