My employer classifies me as an independent contractor when I believe I should be classified as an employee. How do I determine if I am properly classified? Does this matter? Should I be paid overtime? Our wage and hour lawyer breaks it down for you here.
The answer to this question requires an evaluation of multiple factors. Labels are not determinative. Even if your employer informs you that you are an independent contractor, requires you to sign a contract identifying you an independent contractor, or pays you as an independent contractor, these designations—alone—do not conclusively define the nature of the working relationship.