Business owners are responsible for classifying their employees or independent contractors properly! If employees are wrongly classified as Independent contractors, they lose benefits and are easily taken advantage of. This is obviously beneficial for the business, not having to pay hourly, give workers comp or pay taxes on their workers. Independent contractors will suffer from this. They should be able to sue for back wages and benefits, as it it not their fault they were classified wrong. It is up to the business to know the laws and follow them, and they shouldn’t be protected for looking for loopholes to make more money.