Re: Required to Arrive at Work Early
My mistake and my apologies for that. I read your situation as you not being an IC.
anyway do you happen to know any legal sources that specifically present the concept that independant contractors cannot be required to be on site prior to start time without pay??
As an IC, you are bound by your contract. If you are paid hourly in your contract, you would be due pay for all time required to be at work. Along that same line, if your contract states you are to be there at 8, then contractually, they have no right to demand you be there any sooner. Of course, you could be expected to be ready to actually start work at 8. Depending on how your contract is written, that may mean you do have to be there prior to 8 to prep. Personally, I believe it would be a poor contract that required prep time to be on your time but I have seen worse.
the FLSA does not apply to your situation because you are not an employee but an independent contractor.
so, bottom line; whatever the contract demands is what you are expected to follow. It's not that they can't tell you to be there early on your own time. it is that your contract does not require it and as such, you would not be in breach of your contract if you were not there early and on your own time.
maybe patty or cbg will speak to this but I was under the impression that an I9 is required only for an employee relationship. Being an IC, that would not apply to you.
this new company, with new contracts for us requires us to fill out an I-9 form, an employment eligibility form .
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.