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Elyria Employee Misclassification Lawyer

Employee misclassification is an illegal way for employers in Ohio to save money. Misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor can prevent the employer from having to pay for overtime, insurance, and other employment benefits. If you believe you are a victim of this type of employment law violation, contact the Elyria employee misclassification lawyers at Scott & Winters Law Firm for a free case review.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our team of skilled trial attorneys in Elyria has represented tens of thousands of employees throughout Ohio and litigated on behalf of clients in almost 100 jury trials.
  • Our Ohio employment attorneys have more than 35 years of experience helping workers throughout the country seek justice for employee misclassification and other wage and hour violations.
  • We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Our lawyers use personalized legal strategies to achieve the best possible results for every case.

How an Elyria Wage and Hour Attorney Can Help You

An employee misclassification lawyer in Elyria can provide invaluable legal services to you as a wronged worker. Your attorney can examine the details of your occupation to determine your correct employment classification under state and federal law. Then, your attorney will explain your legal rights and list potential remedies to recover unpaid wages and benefits. 

We will determine your status as a worker, search for evidence of misclassification, calculate your damages, and negotiate a fair settlement from an insurance company. If necessary, we are prepared to take your case to court or file a class action in pursuit of justice. Our lawyers will seek the compensation that you deserve for your unpaid wages and employment benefits. 

Ohio Employee Classification Laws

Both state and federal laws protect employees from being misclassified by employers as independent contractors. Proper classification is important, as misidentifying a worker can take away protections that the law would otherwise give to an employee, such as minimum wage and overtime pay requirements.

Different tests are used to determine a worker’s employment status in Ohio. In general, these tests aim to see how much control an employer has over the worker performing the services. Independent contractors are generally left free to complete assigned work and choose their method for accomplishing it, while employees must obey their employers.

Our attorneys can identify the tests that apply to your specific circumstances under state or federal employment laws, and then use these tests to determine if an employer has wrongfully misclassified you as an independent contractor. If so, we can calculate your losses and help you file a claim in pursuit of the financial compensation you deserve.

Financial Compensation Available for a Misclassified Employee in Elyria

As a misclassified employee in Elyria, you may be eligible for reimbursement from your employer for your lost wages, including unpaid overtime and failure to pay minimum wage. You could also recover compensation for benefits to which you were entitled as an employee but did not receive, such as insurance, workers’ compensation coverage, and legal protections.

Call Scott & Winters Law Firm for a Free Case Consultation in Elyria 

If you think you may be misclassified by your employer as an independent contractor when you qualify as an employee, discuss your situation at no cost or obligation with an attorney at Scott & Winters Law Firm to learn your legal rights. If we find that your case has merit, we can represent you in an employment law claim in Elyria to seek fair financial compensation for your related losses. 

Learn more today during a free case review. Call (216) 446-8886 or contact us online.