My question involves independent contractors in the state of: Michigan
I started working for this company in July 2012. They told me right off the bat that I would be considered an independent contractor even though I am working as an employee. I know this illegal... and I am not looking forward to April tax time... but I was desperate for a job.
He pays for and supplies all supplies and such. He sets my schedule and "says" I have control over the hours I work, but I really don't since I have to be here when the office is open till close (8-5). I do not get paid vacation even though he said I would in the interview. I get an hour lunch but RARELY take the full hour but don't get paid for the time I don't use. I often stay after hours and do not get paid overtime or paid anymore (like salary, but as he says "Your not salary because your not an employee"). And when I take a day off I do not get paid for it. I have a feeling I am getting ROYALLY screwed here and need some advice on what I should do. We do not have anything in writing and he hasn't even asked me to fill out the w-9 form yet. I am clearly an employee and he just wants to skip out on paying my taxes. What should I do?? I am currently looking for another job, but if I don't anything else I will have to stay here.