Field technicians (field techs) for OneSource Building Technologies have filed a class action suit for overtime, claiming that they are in reality employees not independent contractors and entitled to overtime pay. The suit is Salley v OneSource Building Technologies and is pending in federal district court in Houston. Source: Digital Journal.
Classifying employees as independent contractors is, as I've discussed before, one of the most-frequently used overtime dodges: Independent Contractor or Employee-One Way to Steal Overtime. This kind of cheating allows for a number of competitive advantages over law-abiding companies and employers including saving on overtime, saving on unemployment compensation, saving on workers compensation and saving on employee and Medicare taxes.
Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees seeking to recover the overtime and wages they've earned but not been paid; contact him at 859-254-7076.