Bay Area Attorneys For Independent Contractor Issues


Independent contractors are treated differently than employees in terms of receiving certain benefits, overtime pay and withholding taxes. When an employer misclassifies an employee as an independent contractor, it can give rise to extremely serious consequences.

At Winton Strauss Law Group, P.C., we represent employees and employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including those involving independent contractor classification.

Resolving Independent Contractor Disputes

If you have been classified as an independent contractor and you have concerns that your employer may be taking advantage of you, we can help you explore your legal options. We can help you pursue back pay, overtime, unpaid benefits and employment taxes, attorneys fees and other damages, depending on the circumstances of your case.

We can help you determine if you should be classified as an employee rather than an independent contractor, based on a number of factors, including:

  • The degree to which the employer has the right to control the work you do
  • Whether or not you set your own hours
  • The amount of tools and supplies the employer has provided
  • The degree of permanence in the working relationship
  • Whether you are effectively in the "same business" as the employer

If you are, indeed, an employee, you deserve the rights afforded to employees under federal and California laws.

If you are an employer with questions or concerns over independent contractor classification, our lawyers can work with you to implement policies that spare you from these extremely costly problems. If you already face a legal dispute, we can provide you with strong representation in and out of court.

Contact Us For Experienced Employment Law Guidance

If you are seeking an experienced attorney for any employment law dispute in the Bay Area, contact us online or by telephone at 415-800-1551.