It is important that all working individuals in the state of New Jersey have an understanding of what their rights are under their work titles. One of the common questions that arise is when individuals have to determine whether they are considered an employee or an independent contractor. When it comes to understanding your benefits, it is essential to understand where you fall. In addition, a worker’s classification is important to understand for the purposes of withholding income taxes as well as paying into Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment taxes.
Employees in New Jersey
When trying to determine whether a worker is an employee, there are a number of factors that should be assessed regarding the relationship between the company and the worker. If the business provides benefits such as insurance, a pension, vacation pay, or sick pay, and the worker is there on a permanent basis, they are considered an employee. Not only that, the employer is expected to provide employees with the tools they need to get the job done.
Independent Contractors in New Jersey
If an individual is considered an independent contractor in the state of New Jersey, they are typically not provided employee benefits such as sick days, vacation time, or insurance. In addition, independent contractors are usually expected to bring their own tools on the job. They are typically expected to perform a specific job for a predetermined period of time. They may also work multiple jobs at a time to support themselves as needed.
If you have questions about your status as a worker in New Jersey, it is important to consult with an attorney that can provide you with assistance.
Richardson Employment & Civil Rights Law, LLC has years of experience aiding clients through matters of workplace discrimination and other employment matters. If you have been the victim of discrimination or harassment in the workplace, or require assistance with an employment agreement, contact our firm today.