Hello, In order for you to obtain assistance from the U.S. DOL, you would have to be classified as an employee
of the trust fund. Otherwise, you are an independent contractor, and your recourse would be to sue the fund for breach of contract
. You may actually be a misclassified employee. Whether or not you actually are depends on how both the IRS, and Washington Department of Labor
and Industries defines employee. To obtain an IRS determination of your employment status, you can file a Form SS-8. To determine if you are an employee under Washington law would require a careful review of your actual job duties, as well as a survey of Washington appellate
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