Varsity Tutors Employee Lawsuit
You may be misclassified as an independent contractor
Our employment lawyers filed a Varsity Tutors Employee Lawsuit. The lawsuit argues that the company’s tutors are misclassified as independent contractors, when they should be treated as employees. As “employees,” they’d be entitled to pay or all hours worked (including time spent communicating with parents) and would be eligible for overtime compensation.
To read a copy of the Varsity Tutors lawsuit complaint, click here.
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As “employees,” according to the lawsuit, Varsity Tutors must reimburse tutors’ business expenses, such as books; pay tutors’ payroll taxes, such as Social Security; and provide tutors with paid rest breaks.
In addition, tutors who live or work in California may be entitled to collect labor code penalties of up to $25,000 per misclassified tutor. California has some of the strictest penalties for independent contractor misclassification.
Varsity Tutors May Be Misclassifying Tutors
The test for whether someone is truly an “independent contractor” is generally based on the level of control the company exercises over its workers. If the employer requires employees to perform the job in a certain way, or at a certain time, or to particular standards, its workers may need to be classified as “employees.”
In California, the independent contractor test says that all workers are presumptively “employees,” and it’s illegal to classify a worker as an independent contractor under the state’s wage orders if the company does not allow the worker to do work for other companies.
Two former tutors for a similar company to Varsity Tutors, called “General Assembly,” sued the company claiming they were misclassified as independent contractors. The company settled the lawsuit in 2018 for $1 million.
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You may be owed substantial amounts by Varsity Tutors for misclassification, overtime, off-the-clock work, business expenses, and rest-break penalties. Contact us today for a free consultation.