Employee misclassification is a pressing workplace issue in Connecticut and New York. At Mitchell & Sheahan, we provide trustworthy advice and guidance to employees, working to protect their rights and interests.

Our legal team helps employees understand and defend their rights regarding classification. Above all, we aim to foster fair and legally sound employment practices. Contact us today to consult with an experienced employment attorney.

Understanding Employee Misclassification

Misclassifying employees can lead to serious legal and financial consequences, making it crucial for employees to understand their rights and classifications accurately.

  • Employee vs. Independent Contractor Misclassification: The distinction between an employee and an independent contractor is pivotal for adhering to legal and tax requirements. Unlike independent contractors, employees are entitled to certain benefits and protections, such as minimum wage and overtime pay. This classification depends on the level of control over the work, the permanency of the relationship, and the independence in performing tasks.
  • Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employee Misclassification: Correctly classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt is vital for obeying wage and hour laws. Non-exempt employees must receive overtime pay as mandated by the Fair Labor Standards Act, whereas exempt employees, typically in professional or managerial roles, are not eligible. This classification is based on salary levels and specific job duties, making it a complex yet essential task for legal compliance and equitable employee treatment.

Common Misclassification Issues

Misclassification issues represent some of the most frequent disputes in the workplace, often stemming from misunderstandings or misapplications of labor laws. These issues typically include:

  • Incorrectly classifying employees as independent contractors to avoid providing benefits and protections.
  • Misclassifying non-exempt employees as exempt to avoid paying overtime.

How Mitchell & Sheahan Can Assist

At Mitchell & Sheahan, we regularly guide employees through the complexities of misclassification issues. Our capabilities lie in identifying potential areas of non-compliance, providing practical solutions to avoid costly legal disputes, and protecting workers’ rights to fair compensation and treatment.

We provide informed legal representation for employees who believe their rights have been violated due to misclassification. Our approach is tailored to each client’s unique situation, ensuring they receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

Talk to Our Experienced Connecticut & New York Employment Misclassification Attorneys

Understanding and addressing misclassification issues is challenging. That’s where Mitchell & Sheahan comes in. Contact us today for effective representation and dependable service if you face a misclassification dispute.

Mitchell & Sheahan, based in Stratford, CT, serves clients in Stratford, Fairfield County, New Haven County, Greenwich, Danbury, White Plains, and NY.