Find Out If You're Being Shortchanged

If you are classified as a contractor at your job, you may have certain freedoms that employees wouldn't have. More importantly, though, you also lack certain rights. For example, as a contractor you would not be entitled to workers' compensation benefits or overtime.

Sometimes employers deliberately misclassify employees as independent contractors in order to save money on insurance or taxes. It's easy to see how doing so would benefit their bottom line, but they do so at your expense. If you think you might have been misclassified at your workplace, our tough and persistent attorney can protect your rights and rights to the employment protections you deserve.

How Do I Know If I'm A Contractor Or An Employee?

In general, the more control your employer exerts over your work, the more likely it is that you are actually an employee rather than an independent contractor, no matter how your employer classified you. Control can be measured in a number of ways, including:

  • Whether or to what degree the employer dictates the working conditions
  • How the worker is paid
  • Whether the worker supplies their own tools and equipment
  • Whether the relationship includes written contracts or benefits

You don't have to wonder if you're getting a raw deal. At the Law Offices of Louise A. Herman in Rhode Island, we can evaluate your specific situation with a detailed legal perspective, and help you determine what next steps to take.

Contact Our Firm

To schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer at our Providence office, call 401-400-3839 or send us an email today.