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Worker Misclassification

Payroll fraud (also called worker misclassification and workplace fraud) is the illegal practice of designating an employee as a "1099 worker" or an independent contractor. Unscrupulous employers do this to avoid paying payroll taxes, unemployment tax, or workers’ compensation insurance and are therefore able to submit lower bids for projects, undercutting responsible contractors. Several states have already passed laws to penalize those who cheat workers and taxing agencies in this way.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced the creation of a new Labor Liaison position in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DAO) to support the Economic...
The startling details of this case may motivate lawmakers to crack down on illegal worker misclassification and human trafficking.  We will continue to report on cities and...
Later this year, Democrats in the US House of Representatives plan to restart their push to penalize companies that compensate their workers as independent contractors when, by...
“When employers who misclassify workers evade taxes, the District [of Columbia] loses out on funding for critical social safety net programs.  If these companies are engaged...
New Jersey is taking steps to further crackdown on what's been called a "scourge" in the construction industry as well as other sectors of the economy: Worker misclassification or...
Labor departments from NJ, DE, and PA signed a reciprocal agreement designed to better protect workers and employers through a newly established pipeline of information sharing...
After it passed the California Assembly earlier this year, that state's Senate is set to begin hearings this week on a sweeping reform to the way employers classify their workers...
A new report out of Harvard was published this week in the midst of a decades-long trend of employers increasingly misclassifying workers as independent contractors.  More...
Kollaer explains in detail why saving a buck or two at the expense of your employees might not be the best business decision.