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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.

Business leaders in Houston seem well-positioned to set the tone for how the rest of the nation addresses workforce challenges, experts agree. During a town hall-style event...
The recent announcement by the IRS Commissioner that the agency is moving forward with hiring hundreds of additional agents has sparked a debate about exactly how those new...
The following article was written by Don Cerlanek, General Manager of MEMCO (Marek Employment Management Company) Atlanta:Representatives of the City of Atlanta Workforce...
Last week, the Construction Citizen team updated you on the fact that lawsuits about worker misclassification have been ramping up all across the country. The battle is playing...
Across the country, there are more and more examples of businesses facing legal consequences because they were misclassifying workers as independent subcontractors when, by law,...
The battle to rein in the scourge of worker misclassification in the construction industry continues to play out at the national level and in state legislatures. As Construction...
Six men are accused of using shell companies to hide the number of workers they employed in order to avoid paying millions of dollars of workers’ comp insurance and federal...
The News and Observer in Raleigh offers an in-depth look at two problems: lack of workers' compensation and worker misclassification.
A Pennsylvania owner of a drywall and acoustical ceilings company faces a possible 21 years in prison for misclassification violations and perjury, if convicted.