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For new clients, a legal assistant or other staff member in our firm will intake your case information. If additional information is required to determine if we can assist you with your case, we may offer a free consultation by an attorney to gather more information. A free consultation typically does not include legal advice, is offered only in our sole and absolute discretion, and does not mean that you have retained our firm as legal counsel. Only a written document provided to you by our firm describing our representation and executed by a managing attorney at our firm will establish an agreement by our firm to provide you legal services.
Our employment law attorneys try to stop problems before they start by working with employers, owners, human resources directors, and general counsel to ensure that employee and personnel files are being stored pursuant to DOL guidelines.  In addition, we work with businesses to review their payroll methodologies.  For example, we will look to determine if overtime is being paid appropriately, minimum wage requirements are met, and who qualifies as a "salaried' or overtime exempt employee.  Our firm's Virginia employment lawyers have worked with clients during Department of Labor investigations and we utilize those experiences to find and resolve problems before a Department of Labor investigator can find them.

For a department of labor investigation consultation, contact the Fairfax employment attorneys at McClanahan Powers by e-mail or phone at 703-520-1326. All calls and e-mails are returned within 24 business hours.

W2 Employee or 1099 Independent Contractor

Recently, with the substantial changes to health care, the DOL and the IRS have both dedicated resources to auditing employers to determine if they have properly categorized their employees.  W2 employees are protected by federal employment laws, federal health insurance laws, and unemployment insurance. The significant deference in rights afforded to W2 employees compared to those identified as 1099 independent contractors have led to increased auditing and enforcement by the DOL and IRS.

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To see if you qualify for a free labor and employment consultation, please call the Virginia labor lawyers of McClanahan Powers at 703-520-1326. Or, to send an e-mail, please complete and submit the online form on this website. Flexible appointment times and payment options are available.