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It is not inherently illegal to reclassify a worker from employee to contractor status. However, not just anyone can be a contractor. The job duties must fit within certain requirements, which you can review here. If you believe that your job duties do not support contractor classification, your remedy is to contact the Texas Workforce Commission. You can contact them by email at***@******.***, or by phone at(###) ###-#### If you contact the TWC by phone, you can make your report anonymously.
It is illegal to retaliate against a worker because he or she questioned their status as an independent contractor. So, any adverse employment action which you can link to the filing of your complaint with give rise to an entirely separate legal claim for damages.
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