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PA Part Time Law Pennsylvania
Is it legal to freelance for a company by working on site, with their equipment and under their guidance for 20 hours a week or more? Is it legal for them to ask you to do this? Also what if they refuse to pay you after you had worked?
I have been stiffed by this company and have no idea how to handle it. They owe me money. My feeling is that the whole deal si shady: I have only ever really been part time or full time and once in partnership. So I am not sure what my rights are.
Thanks in advance.
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- Legally signing papers that you are not an employee does not much. Worker classification between employee and independent contract (IC) is a function of federal and state law, and is not a decision that the employer gets to unilaterally make. I am going to include a web pointer to the federal DOL rules on worker classification. Read the rules and see if you can honestly say that you should be classified as an employee. If so, file a wage claim with PA DOL.
http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs13.pdf#1; Tue, 28 Oct 2008 21:12:00 GMT
- I did sign some papers: saying I was not an employee.#2; Tue, 28 Oct 2008 19:33:00 GMT
- Did you have any type of employment contract?#3; Tue, 28 Oct 2008 18:06:00 GMT