Construction work is probably one of the toughest and most exhausting jobs that a person can have. Unfortunately, many employers deprive construction workers of their proper overtime pay without the workers actually knowing that. If your employer gives you a 1099 and calls you an independent contractor, the employer might be wrongfully depriving you of the overtime pay and other benefits that employees are entitled to under the law.
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act or the FLSA, an “employee” must generally be paid over for all the hours over worked over 40 in a week. By misclassifying workers as “independent contractors” rather than “employees”, many employers skirt the overtime laws and cheat their employees of overtime wages. Construction workers are commonly misclassified as “independent contractors” and not paid any overtime. Many construction workers don’t really know that their employer is stealing their overtime wages by calling the workers “independent contractors.”