Are California Residential Managers Classified as Independent Contractors?
At the Leichter Law Firm, APC, the Los Angeles, California employment law attorney, Aryeh Leichter, knows there is a lot of confusion about who can be classified as an independent contractor in California.
That includes residential apartment managers throughout the state. This is important because California law requires an apartment landlord who operates 16 or more units to have an onsite residential manager.
The onsite manager’s duties may include screening potential tenants, collecting rent from tenants, responding to questions and concerns from tenants, serving eviction notices to tenants, and supervising repairs, maintenance, and landscaping.
This is a full-time job, and as such, requires full-time employment.
Are California Resident Managers Employees?
Every onsite property manager in California is an employee and cannot — by law — be classified as an independent contractor. This means that the property owner or property management company must pay the California resident managers the minimum wage required by law in their city/county.
They must also withhold all proper federal and state income taxes, make social security payments, and provide unemployment, workers’ compensation, and disability insurance.
There is a statute that allows an employer to make rent credits against the wage, so long as they are receiving minimum wage for the time that they are working. There is no exemption to pay a California residential manager salary, the pay must be paid hourly.
If you are a resident manager in California, and believe you are not being paid the wages or benefits you are owed as an employee, the employment law attorney at the Leichter Law Firm, APC can help by reviewing your case during a free consultation.
Contact the Leichter Law Firm, APC Residential Manager Attorney in Los Angeles
Contact Aryeh Leichter, the Leichter Law Firm, APC founder, and employment law attorney in Los Angeles County today to discuss the legal remedies that may be available for your unique workplace circumstances today, starting with a free consultation by calling 818-915-6624 or contacting the firm online.