My question involves independent contractors in the state of: Florida
I was hired to sell advertising for two different magazines, one brand new, one established - same company. I was hired as an Ind. Contractor, and was not paid for 1.5 months until I finally got a commission check. When I did get paid, there were taxes taken out due to a gas allowance I was able to finagle out of the owner. Simply put, I worked for the company for almost 4 months full time, running my keister off selling ads, using my own car, insurance etc. and now I just got a W2 with all my income with taxes taken out.
So, I guess my question is this - am I due back pay since I was treated as a regular employee but not paid as one? Four months of work equaled approx. 560 hrs of work, with total pay of $1900, which comes out to $3.39 an hour, and about $600 of this was for gas!
I do know that I have learned a great lesson from this - no more commission based jobs!
Thanks for listening and any advice on this matter!