Overtime & Independent Contractors
Guidance from Overtime Lawyers in Orlando, Florida
A trick employers use to commit wage theft is to make their workers sign independent contractor agreements. The actual working relationship, not signing a piece a paper, determines whether a worker is an employee.
Generally, an independent contractor works for more than one company at a time and controls his own work. They may have legal recourse through a wage and hour lawsuit against an employer if they failed to provide proper overtime.
Think you may be owed overtime pay? Call The Trial Professionals P.A. to have your case reviewed: (855) 375-9959.
Determining the Nature of the Relationship
The fact that a worker is called an independent contractor should have no bearing on whether overtime pay is permitted and/or required. The nature of the work and the relationship with the employer will determine whether overtime pay is required. In some cases, employers have intentionally mislabeled employees as independent contractors to avoid paying any overtime wages.
Can Independent Contractors be Compensated for Overtime?
If your boss gives you a 1099 form instead of a W-2 form you could still be entitled to overtime pay. The label of “independent contractor” should not bear any weight on whether you receive overtime or not; however, the relationship you have with your boss and the nature of your duties does matter.
Seasoned Counsel Just a Phone Call Away
At The Trial Professionals P.A., we are well-versed in Florida overtime laws. We know how to craft strong cases on behalf of employees who have been mislabeled as independent contractors so that they don’t have to be given the proper overtime pay from employers. Our goal is to help individuals like you pursue just damages and compensation for your work.
A qualified Orlando overtime lawyer from our firm can assist you in this type of situation. Call (855) 375-9959 to discuss your case today.