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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors

Misclassified employees often are denied access to critical benefits and protections they are entitled to by law, such as the minimum wage, overtime compensation, family and medical leave, unemployment insurance, and safe workplaces. Employee misclassification generates substantial losses to the federal government and state governments in the form of lower tax revenues, as well as to state unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation funds.


Pay and Misclassification

Health and Safety Concerns on the Job

Unemployment Insurance and Misclassification

Anti-Retaliation/Anti-Discrimination Rights for Workers

Federal Taxes and Misclassification

Health Care and Retirement Benefits - Information on Employer-Sponsored Benefit Plans

Information on Federal Laws Related to Employment Based Group Health Plans
Information on Federal Laws Related to Private Sector Employer- Sponsored Retirement Programs

Resources for State and Federal Governments

Other Resources/Information

Contact Us: 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365)