There are strict rules in place on exactly what constitutes an employee or independent contractor. Business owners face many challenges today and as a result, are understandably looking for ways to reduce as many costs as possible. As a result, it can be tempting to make risky choices about how a business owner should classify its workers.
Similarly, many workers who were classified as independent contractors are now using the change in law to their advantage. As it can be very difficult to understand the intricacies of who is an employee or an independent contractor under the law in California, these workers are using the confusion to their advantage and are brining lawsuits against business owners. Our office has experience in defending and settling these types of claims and we have a litigation strategy that is focused on using our knowledge of wage and hour employment law to save the business money in the long run.
Webb Law Group, APC will evaluate your policies and agreements. Our attorneys will look into the functional day-to-day operation of your workers. We can draft employment or independent contractor agreements which are tailored to your needs or defend you, should an employee or independent contractor file a case against you. We have ample experience in communicating with Plaintiffs’ attorneys to negotiate a reasonable settlement that will not destroy you financially, should there be any wrongdoing.