My question involves employment and labor law for the state of: CA
I work for a large company that pays us as 1099 independent contractors. Some of us just started and wanted to know why or if this is of legal practice. We all get paid the same amount. No raises, no benefits, no insurance. We all come in 5 days a week, work 8 hours a day, get a week of sick days and a week of vacation days. We sit at our computers and work as hard as the next guy who is an employee. This to me seems like we should also be full-time employees. The tricky situation here though is that they pay us EXTRA in our paychecks so that we can turn around and pay "RENT" for the workspace that we are using. Is this a legal practice or are they trying to cover themselves? We would just like to be full-time there and be appreciated more than just a freelancer. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!