Annapolis Misclassification Attorney
At the Law Office of Ruth Ann Azeredo LLC, we specialize in Maryland employment law, providing top-notch legal services to employees and employers in Annapolis, MD, and the surrounding areas. Your rights as an employee and a business matter a great deal, and we are committed to helping you protect them. Get in touch with our firm to speak with qualified attorneys.
What Is Employee Misclassification
Employment misclassification is one of the most common issues that both employees and employers face. Misclassifying a worker can have serious ramifications including back pay for overtime hours, penalties from state or federal authorities, or even potential lawsuits.
If you believe you’ve been wrongly classified by your employer as an independent contractor instead of an employee—or vice versa—we can help! Our experienced Annapolis employee misclassification attorney has extensive knowledge in this area and will work tirelessly to resolve your case satisfactorily.
How Are Employees and Independent Contractors Different?
In Maryland, the classification of workers as employees or independent contractors is guided by specific criteria. Employees are typically individuals whose work is directed and controlled by an employer, and they often work under the employer's supervision and use the employer's tools or equipment. They are subject to payroll taxes, have access to benefits, and may have job security.
On the other hand, independent contractors are generally individuals who operate with a higher degree of autonomy. They typically have more control over their work, set their own hours, use their tools or equipment, and may work for multiple clients simultaneously. Independent contractors are responsible for their own taxes and typically do not receive employment benefits.
These distinctions are critical because they determine a worker's rights and benefits, such as minimum wage, overtime pay, and access to workers' compensation. Employment classification in Maryland is guided by state and federal laws, and any misclassification can have legal consequences for employers.
Talk to a Skilled Employee Misclassification Attorney
If you believe you have been misclassified as an employee or you are an employer with questions regarding misclassification, do not hesitate to reach out to Law Office of Ruth Ann Azeredo LLC. You deserve professional representation from someone who truly understands the complexities of these laws.
At the Law Office of Ruth Ann Azeredo LLC, we always put our clients first. We believe that every case is important and deserves our full attention and dedication. We are here to guide you through the legal process, ensuring your rights are protected every step of the way.
Get your questions answered during a consultation with an Annapolis misclassification lawyer at Law Office of Ruth Ann Azeredo LLC. Call (240) 734-3033.