Misclassification of Independent Contractors in New York City

Staten Island Attorneys for Independent Contractor Disputes

Decades of Experience Handling Labor and Commercial Law in New York City

Computer technicians, help desk workers, tech support workers, network administrators, registry nurses and other workers are often classified as independent contractors by their employers. Employers benefit by this classification in that they save on expenses relating to:

  • Overtime pay
  • Employment tax and payroll tax
  • Workers' compensation insurance
  • Unemployment taxes

Unfortunately for independent contractors, employers often save money through the misclassification of contractors. Have you been working with the same employer for years as an independent contractor? Are you unsure whether you should be classified as exempt or nonexempt? Are you not receiving overtime pay as an independent contractor?

Contact the lawyers of the law firm of Levy Davis & Maher, LLP to discuss your concerns. We have assisted hundreds of employees regarding the misclassification of independent contractors in New York City.

If you have questions regarding your classification as an independent contractor in New York, contact Levy Davis & Maher, LLP for an initial consultation. Call 212-371-0033.

A good starting point in any discussion regarding the classification of independent contractors is to realize that employers do not have the right to make decisions regarding exempt, nonexempt and contractor status. These classifications are determined by law.

This means that, when an employer tells you that you are exempt or that you should be or should remain classified as an independent contractor, your employer may be wrong.

Your classification isn't determined by whether your employer says you are "important." Your classification is determined by legal rules and guidelines. When these rules and guidelines are ignored, your rights, pay and benefits can be affected. For more information, please contact our office.

Contact Us

We provide free initial consultations regarding wage and hour issues, are fluent in Spanish, and are conveniently located in the Wall Street area with ample parking at Battery Park Garage. We are located near transportation routes and facilities that include:

  • The W, R, J, M, Z, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 subway lines
  • Bus routes M1, M6 and M15
  • PATH
  • The Holland and Brooklyn Battery tunnels
  • West Side Highway and FDR Drive
  • The Staten Island and New Jersey ferries
  • The downtown heliport

To contact us, call 212-371-0033.