The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides employees several protections, however many workers still endure violations of wage and hour laws - “wage theft” – and may be entitled to recover compensation including back pay and damages.
Some of the most frequent mistakes businesses make, which then deprive workers of the pay they are entitled to include:
Misclassifying employees as independent contractors. One of the biggest mistakes employers make is misclassifying workers.
In general, the analysis regarding whether a worker is an independent contractors or an employee focuses on the degree of control a company has over the worker. if the company has financial control over the person and controls the work that the person does and how they do it, they will be considered to be an employee and not an independent contractor.