Federal judges in three of my cases have just cleared the way for trials this summer on our claims of discrimination and retaliation. The rulings themselves are critical victories because, unlike defendants in criminal cases, employees in discrimination cases… Read More ›
Do You Owe Taxes Because Your Boss Mislabeled You an “Independent Contractor”?
The new tax season is now in full swing, and I’ve just finished filing my first wave of new whistleblower lawsuits against employers that misclassified my clients – ordinary employees – as “independent contractors.” The lawsuits allege that their employers… Read More ›
Jury: Yellow Cab Steered Riders Away from Its Black Cabbie, Awards Driver $250,000
A federal jury awarded our client, a black male cab driver for an affiliate of Yellow Cab, $250,000.00 late yesterday, after a jury ruled that the company steered riders away from our client because he is black. Marie A. Mattox… Read More ›
Employers Engaging In “IRS Form 1099” Scams Deserve To Be Punished
Some employers cut labor costs by falsely treating employees as independent contractors, issuing them an IRS Form 1099 instead of a W-2. The effect? The boss saves big on taxes and insurance. But the employee pays more in taxes, won’t… Read More ›