Newspaper carriers, who were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees, have settled their class action lawsuit against the Orange County Register for $30 million.  The carriers claimed that the misclassification unlawfully deprived them of meal breaks, overtime and mileage.  

Source: Washington Post

Misclassification of employees is a common violation of wage and overtime law. Employees are most typically misclassified in two ways: (1) as an independent contractor instead of an employee, or (2) as exempt from overtime requirements because they are misclassified in one of the job categories that are exempt from overtime requirements.

Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees in cases seeking their unpaid wages and overtime; contact him at 859-254-7076.  

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