Written by attorney Melinda Garcia

Contract Worker vs. Employee: Pleasanton Businesses Must Know the Difference

It is important for businesses to properly classify workers as while classifying a worker as an independent contractor may be more cost efficient upfront, properly classifying a worker will help avoid a lawsuit as well as significant risk of liabilities and penalties.

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The experienced Pleasanton employment law attorneys at Garcia & Gurney, ALC have comprehensive knowledge of state and federal employment laws and are prepared to provide you with accurate guidance on any employment matter. Misclassification of a worker can result in liabilities for owed wages, overtime, missed meal and rest breaks, payment of unpaid payroll taxes, disability insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, and unemployment insurance. Call 925-468-0400 or click here if you have any questions regarding your California business to schedule your initial consultation with one of our attorneys. The information contained in this article is provided by Garcia & Gurney, ALC (“G&G") and is provided for educational and informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or an offer to perform services on any subject matter. Recipients of this article should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information included in this article without seeking appropriate legal advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from an attorney licensed in the recipient's state. G&G expressly disclaims all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken by the recipient based on any or all of the information or other contents in this article. This article not intended to constitute an advertisement for professional services or any other services. Nothing herein is intended to create an attorney-client relationship and shall not be construed as legal advice.

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