Misclassified Employees Who Are Designated as Independent Contractors But Are Really Employees May Be Entitled to Long-Term Disability Payments, Severance Pay, and/or Retirement Benefits
Many companies provide severance, retirement benefits, etc. to their employees. Independent Contractors are not entitled to share in the benefits of such plans, since they are not employees. However, if you have been wrongly classified as an independent contractor, you may well have a right to such benefits.
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To recover such benefits, you must file suit in Federal or State Court, and prove: 1) you are in fact an employee and not independent contractor; and, 2) you otherwise meet the requirements for participation and/or benefits under the pertinent company policy.
NOTE: Some company plans are governed by ERISA, and in such case you must first exhaust all administrative remedies under such plans prior to filing suit.
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