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Overtime Pay for Not-So- “Independent” Contractors

Two construction workers at work.

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Often, employers will classify a worker as an “independent contractor” — and many times the worker agrees to this categorization– and the worker is not paid overtime for hours worked over 40 per week.

However, if you are a worker who is called an “independent contractor,” that categorization may not apply for overtime-law purposes and more understanding of the law can help you determine whether you are eligible for overtime pay.

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