Friday, October 14, 2016

Does Your Employer Consider You and Independent Contractor?

North Carolina Industrial Commission works to Combat Abuses by Employers who Incorrectly Classify Employees as Independent Contractors.

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor entered into an agreement with the North Carolina Industrial Commission on August 31, 2016 to help protect employees and lawful businesses from abuses by certain employers in classifying workers’ as independent contractors to avoid paying workers’ compensation benefits.  Governor Pat McCrory’s Executive Order 83 from December 18, 2015 had established an Employee Classification Section within the North Carolina Industrial Commission to help investigate abuses and this agreement follows that effort.

See the following for the news release and full bulletin here.

If you've been injured on the job and denied workers comp benefits because your were wrongfully classified as an independent contractor, you should contact an experienced attorney.

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