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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.

The following article was authored by Charles Frantes:Loren C. Steffy discussed the new book he co-authored with Stan Marek, Deconstructed: An Insider's View of Illegal...
The following article was authored by Charles Frantes and originally published on TexasGOPVote:On a recent Rational Middle podcast, Executive Producer Loren Steffy spoke with...
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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...