My boss said I am an independent contractor and doesn't deduct any payroll taxes from my check, but I feel I am an employee - what do I do?

Misclassifying workers as independent contractors is one of the oldest tricks in the dirty employer's handbook. Employees are duped into believing they are better off due to no withholding, but they are penalized at the back end.

What's the difference between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?

As an independent contractor:

  • you are not paid overtime,
  • you are responsible for paying your own FICA taxes,
  • you do not get sick days, vacation time, or health benefits.

Learn why no witholding on your paycheck can hurt you at tax time.

If you are unsure if you've been misclassified it's worth it to have our employment lawyers do a free review of your job duties. Many times we find that an employee is being paid incorrectly. Order our free  wage and overtime guide to learn answers to your questions. Call 888-449-2068 to order your free book today, or fill out our online form.


Galvin B. Kennedy
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Galvin Kennedy is a founding partner of Kennedy Hodges. He focuses his practice to overtime and wage claims.