Monday, March 01, 2010

Wrongly classifying workers can land employers in hot water

Here is good article on the dangers of misclassifying employees as independent contractors.    Below is the main point (sorry for the horn toot):

Attorney James Rubin has been hearing a lot from underpaid and confused employees lately. Most of them work in construction or landscaping, but Rubin, principal of The Rubin Employment Law Firm PC in [Rockville], says he also is hearing from workers in fields like nursing and government contracting.

These workers have more in common than being confused and underpaid: They are all from Maryland, and many have been improperly classified as contractors when they should be considered employees by the companies that sign their paychecks.