The $47.4 million Pasco County jury verdict obtained by Wil Florin and Tommy Roebig last month exposed not only personal safety issues with the massage industry, but a significant employment law issue as well.
Some employers chose to misclassify their employees as independent contracts to avoid paying taxes and protect their company from age, gender, race and pregnancy discrimination cases. You are not an independent contractors if you perform services that can be controlled by an employer, such as what will be done and how it will be done. There are other factors involved as well that will help determine proper classification of employees and independent contractors.
If you or someone you know believes that you have been improperly classified as an independent contractor, please do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Florin Roebig to discuss your legal rights.
If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination or harassment in your capacity as an employee, please do not hesitate to call our office for a free legal consultation at (727) 786-5000 or fill out our case evaluation form on the Contact page of our website.