Employee Benefits & Administrative Proceedings
There has been a dramatic, nationwide increase in the number of employers who are the target of accusations by their workforce relating to failure to pay benefits. These benefits include unemployment insurance and other items included in payroll withholding. Often one of the key issues in contention in these administrative matters is whether the person was an employee or independent contractor in the first place. That determination is central to settling the question of whether someone has a right to employee benefits.
These matters are generally initiated by a complaint filed with the state agency that regulates employment, e.g. the Department of Labor. They begin as investigations and ultimately can become full-blown hearings. After that, they may even land in the judicial courts.
We welcome the opportunity to assist employers who are the target of investigations, hearings and/or court proceedings relating to the regulations that govern the employment relationship.