How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Joseph Your Own Question
Joseph
Joseph, Lawyer
Category: California Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 5299
Experience:  Extensive experience representing employees and management
54899578
Type Your California Employment Law Question Here...
Joseph is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

We hired an independent contractor as a sales representative.

This answer was rated:

We hired an independent contractor as a sales representative. We had no written agreements as to the terms. When the relationship failed the person went to the Calif. labor board. The board determined via one phone conference that we owed the person $1850 per month for the next 12 months. We discovered that we did not ever have this persons Social Security number and when we asked for it to report monies being paid the person refused to give it and the labor board person said that they did not have to produce it. Is this true?

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer.

I'm sorry to hear about your situation and hope I can help.

Yes, unfortunately, the California Labor Board isn't legally runder any obligation to disclose the person's social security number to you per your request.

I sincerely XXXXX XXXXX had better news to give you, but I hope you appreciate a direct and honest answer to your question.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions. It seems from what you've stated that the California Labor Board found that the person was misclassified as an independent contractor and should have been an employee and that this is the primary reason why you are being required to pay the person $1,850 per month for 12 months.

Have you considered appealing the Labor Board's decision?

Joseph and other California Employment Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Is the only way to appeal the Labor Board's decision is to go to court?

Hello Jan,

Yes, in order to appeal the Labor Board's decision you would need to file for an appeal with the superior court.
Joseph and other California Employment Law Specialists are ready to help you

Related California Employment Law Questions