Hindsight Is 20/20 in this Employee Misclassification Settlement

  • District of Columbia AG Brian Schwalb settled with economic policy research and advocacy firm 20/20 Vision and its principal to resolve allegations that they violated the District’s wage and hour laws by misclassifying its entire workforce as independent contractors rather than employees.
  • AG Schwalb alleges that 20/20 Vision’s actions illegally deprived 21 current and former employees of overtime wages, sick leave, and other employee benefits and protections that are not afforded to contractors.
  • Under the terms of the settlement, 20/20 Vision must pay $118,407.87 in restitution to eligible employees and $50,000 in civil penalties to the District. The firm is also required to reclassify its staff as W-2 employees and to take measures to ensure compliance with applicable D.C. wage and hour laws.