My employer pays me as an consultant (independent contractor - 1099 for tax purposes). I'm not sure if my employment status is correct. I work 3 days a week and paid a flat hourly rate, no matter how many hours I work for the week. My title is Administrative and the work I do involves administrative duties that vary from organizing company events to special profects that improve the overall productivity of the company. It appear that I am a part time employee that receives a 1099, and get not company benefits. I'm I considered a part time employee or a consultant?
They have also cut back my hours making it difficult to meet expenses. I feel that I am being slowly being forced to quit, and if I do, I will not qualify to receive unemployment benefits.
I need to know what my options are.