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Classifying Texas Employees as Independent Contractors

Employers sometimes illegally attempt to save money by wrongly classifying their employees as Independent Contractors. If an employer wrongly classifies their employees with this title, those employees are at risk of not receiving some vital protections like minimum wage, compensation for hours worked overtime, unemployment benefits, or worker’s compensation. At Leichter Law Firm PC, we believe it should not matter what a worker is classified as; even if the worker has agreed to be a contract worker, that person is likely entitled to receiving overtime pay.

Commonly Responsible Parties

Workers in many of the following businesses are routinely misclassified as independent contractors and illegally denied overtime pay:

  • The Oil and Gas Industry
  • Courier and Package Delivery
  • Construction
  • HVAC
  • Cable TV and Satellite Installation
  • Repair Technician
  • Entertainment
  • Consulting
  • Home Health Care
  • Staffing Companies
  • Security
  • Hotel/Motel
  • Janitorial/Custodian
  • Landscaping
  • Car Service/Limousine
  • Home Improvement Installation

If you have worked as an “Independent Contractor” or a “1099 Employee” and have worked more than 40 hours per week without receiving additional compensation for overtime, then you need to speak with a qualified overtime attorney with Leichter Law Firm PC today. Our Board Certified Employment Law Specialist can tell you whether you are entitled to compensation for unpaid overtime, additional money for liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, and costs.

Texas Independent Contractors Overtime Lawyers

If you have any further questions about your situation or wish to discuss filing a claim, call an attorney with Leichter Law Firm PC at (956) 205-0884. The amount of time you have to make such a claim can range from two to three years, but we recommend you call as soon as possible.