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Lakewood Employee Misclassification Lawyer

Employers in Ohio are required to properly classify their workers for legal purposes. Misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor is a wage and hour violation that an employer can use to illegally save money on overtime, workers’ compensation insurance, and other employment benefits.

At Scott & Winters Law Firm, we don’t tolerate companies engaging in illegal schemes to save money at the expense of their employees. We represent misclassified employees in Lakewood and throughout Ohio in wage claims to help them seek justice. Contact us today for a free consultation.

What Sets Our Law Firm Apart?

  • We have represented workers in employment law cases throughout Ohio for more than 35 years. Attorney Joseph Scott has advocated on behalf of clients in almost 100 jury trials.
  • Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for tens of thousands of wronged workers. We are ready to take on any employer for a harmful case of employee misclassification.
  • We have an in-depth understanding of Ohio’s employment laws. We will guide you through every phase of the legal process and ensure you file your claim on time.

How an Attorney in Lakewood Can Help You

A Lakewood employee misclassification lawyer can provide many important services as you seek justice and financial compensation. An attorney can investigate your employment situation, gather evidence of a legal violation, file a claim against one or more parties on your behalf, negotiate a fair settlement, and take your wage and hour claim to court, if necessary. A lawyer can guide you through each step of an employee misclassification case while protecting your rights.

What Is Employee Misclassification?

Employee misclassification refers to knowingly, intentionally, or carelessly misclassifying a worker who should be classified as an employee as an independent contractor. It is a violation of state and federal employment status laws that is often an attempt by an employer to save money and lower costs. 

Whether or not an employee is misclassified depends on the circumstances. A variety of tests are used to determine a worker’s correct employment status in Ohio. These tests come from a combination of agency rules, administrative regulations, state and federal laws, and various statutes. If these tests find that a worker has been misclassified, an employer could face civil and criminal penalties.

What Are Your Legal Rights as a Misclassified Employee in Lakewood? 

If your employer has misclassified you as an independent contractor, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your lost wages, overtime pay, missed benefits and insurance coverage, and other employment benefits that were unlawfully withheld from you. An attorney at Scott & Winters Law Firm can help you take legal action by filing an employee misclassification civil suit in Lakewood on your behalf.

An attorney can represent you in legal proceedings against your employer, file a civil lawsuit or class action, negotiate a settlement, and protect you from retaliation, among many other important legal services. Your lawyer will provide advice and representation that is tailored to your specific needs and the laws in your jurisdiction to achieve optimal case results.

Speak to a Lakewood Employee Misclassification Lawyer Today 

At Scott & Winters Law Firm, we only practice employment law. Our law firm has the knowledge, resources, and personnel to skillfully handle your employee misclassification case. Discuss your legal situation at no cost or obligation to hire us at (216) 446-8886. One of our attorneys will review your work circumstances and determine if your case has merit. If so, we will list your legal options moving forward. 

Learn more about your case by contacting us today.