On August 19, 2012, the Observer ran this article about North Carolina workers who get hurt at work, and are then denied benefits because their employer fraudulently misclassified them as “independent contractors.”   If your employer is telling you when and where to work, and how to do the job, then you are probably an employee and not an independent contractor.  Call us here at the Bollinger Law Firm if you are concerned about your employer committing misclassification fraud.  We can help you.  Here is the article:    

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/08/18/3464536/when-bosses-cut-corners-charlotte.html