I am a registered Dental Hygienist in the state of Mass. My employer just handed me a 1099 form and not a W-2 form. I have worked for him for one year. When I questioned why I was receiving a 1099 and not a W-2 form, He replied that I did not work enough hours to Qualify for a W-2 form. I worked an average of 12 to 17 hours per week for one year. I work in another Dental practice one day a week, (8 hours) and receive a W-2 form. I pointed this out to 1099 employer and he fired me, right there on the spot. What are my rights?
Do I have any recourse? I have never been fired from any job and have been employed in some form for 35 years.
Massachussets Registered Dental Hygienist