Category: Misclassified Independent Contractors

Mary Kay Misclassification Lawsuit

Mary Kay beauty consultants and sales directors in New Jersey recently filed a class action lawsuit against Mary Kay, claiming that the company has misclassified them as independent contractors rather than employees, in violation of the New Jersey Wage Payment…

Independent Contractor Misclassification: Delivery Drivers

I previously wrote about the general issue of the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. This is a hot topic these days in employment litigation in Massachusetts. In this article, I want to focus briefly on the Massachusetts independent contractor…

Introductory Post from a Massachusetts Wage Lawyer

I’m a little late with this introductory post, but now that this page has garnered a bit of readership, I figured I would take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Nicholas Ortiz. I graduated from Vanderbilt University and…

Massachusetts Wage Claims for Misclassified Independent Contractors

Updated Oct. 2016 Employers love calling their workers independent contractors. As the SJC has pointed out, employers receive a windfall when they misclassify employees as independent contractors: The “windfall” the Legislature appeared most concerned with is the “windfall” that employers enjoy…