Defending Against Allegations of Misclassification

The High Cost of Employee Misclassification

The government goes after every kind and size of business, from Fortune 500 companies to mom-and-pop nail salons and maid services. Well-known corporations are frequently charged with misidentifying employees as contractors. Microsoft paid penalties of $97 million. FedEx had to pay $1 billion in damages.

The Difference Between Employees And Independent Contractors

Not long ago, distinctions between the exempt and nonexempt parts of the workforce were quite clear. There was little confusion about who was what. Today, however, ambiguities have crept into the task of worker classification. And the Department of Labor seems committed to making frequent and expensive challenges to every kind of business.

Contradictions even exist between the way Florida defines classification and how the U.S. Department of Labor does it.

Respected Employment Law Representation in South Florida

Gallup Auerbach is at the forefront of protecting Florida companies against charges of misclassifying workers. We consult with companies in advance, to avoid the appearance of misclassification. We review current classification criteria, looking for vulnerabilities. And we defend companies that are under investigation or charged with actual violations.

The sooner you speak with an attorney, the more time, money and focus your company will save. Call us now at 954-889-5125.