The misclassification of employees as independent contractors presents one of the most serious problems facing affected workers, employers and the entire economy.
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Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2016
Attorney N. James Turner recently filed a complaint in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida Orlando Division (Case No. 6:16-cv-424-Orl-18-KRS) for alleged overtime compensation violations. The class action lawsuit was filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act against JMC Quality Builders Corporation (defendant).
According to court documents, the plaintiff in the case, a former JMC employee, was allegedly intentionally misclassified as an independent contractor in order for his employer to not have to pay him time-and-a-half for the hours that he worked over forty in a week. Court documents further state that the plaintiff worked over sixty hours per week for three years.
“There has been a wave of misclassification of people identified as ‘independent contractors’ and not employees,” said attorney for the plaintiff Turner. “According to the Department of Labor, ‘The misclassification of employees as independent contractors presents one of the most serious problems facing affected workers, employers and the entire economy.’”
The Department of Labor further states that misclassified employees often are denied access to critical benefits and protections to which they are entitled, including minimum wage, overtime compensation, family and medical leave, unemployment insurance, and safe workplaces. Employee misclassification also generates substantial losses to the federal government and state governments in the form of lower tax revenues, as well as to state unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation funds.
“The plaintiff in this case, on behalf of himself and other class members, is seeking unpaid overtime and liquidated damages against JMC Quality Builders and has demanded a trial by jury,” said Turner.
About N. James Turner
Attorney N. James Turner has extensive legal experience in both state and federal court at both the the trial and appellate levels. Turner Law is a consumer rights law firm dedicated to the protection of consumers against abusive, unfair and illegal collection practices by debt collectors and other creditors. For more information, please call (888) 877-5103, or visit http://www.consumerrightsorlando.com. The law office is located at 37 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 500, Orlando, FL 32801.
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