The Law Offices of Thomas More Holland can offer the help you need if your independent contractor rights have been violated.
Have you been working under the title of “independent contractor”? Have you been unfairly compensated while performing this role? Has your employer used this delegation to evade their responsibilities under the Fair Labor Standards Act? If your independent contractor rights have been violated in any way, finding experienced legal help right away can be one of the most important steps you can take toward receiving the compensation and justice you deserve. The Law Offices of Thomas More Holland are dedicated to helping individuals like you who have been unfairly treated under the title of “independent contractor.”
Independent Contractor Rights
One of the reasons that protecting independent contractor rights can be so difficult is that the U.S. Supreme Court has stated that there is no single rule or test for determining if someone is an independent contractor or an employee under the FLSA. However, in the state of Pennsylvania, a more strict definition has been established for the construction industry in particular, one area in which the most misclassifications occur.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the employer-employee relationship is tested by “economic reality” rather than by “technical concepts”. So, if a title continues to be applied to your position that does not accurately reflect your working experience, it is important to look for a lawyer you can trust. For example, if you regularly work more than 40 hours per workweek and are denied overtime because you are an “independent contractor”, you may have a case.
A Lawyer You Can Trust
Because almost all independent contractor rights violations are judged on a case by case basis, it is important to have an attorney on your side who is familiar with this area of the law. He or she will have the background necessary to provide you with guidance as well as passionate representation in order to get you the justice and compensation that you deserve.
For those independent contractors living in the Philadelphia or Southern New Jersey area, you can find such help at The Law Offices of Thomas More Holland. Tom Holland is a trial lawyer who focuses on the rights of victims, such as employees who have been misclassified as independent contractors. He is known for aggressively and tenaciously championing the causes of those who have been denied fair compensation in employment.
If you believe your rights as an employee or independent contractor have been violated, please contact our office today by calling (215) 543-6783.