Arizona

Employers Beware! Government Agencies Are Out To Bust You For Misclassifying Your Employees As Independent Contractors

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From JDSupra, David Farren from Jasburg Wilk discusses the attention being given to the proper classification of workers as employees or independent contractors by both state and federal authorities.  He describes some of the various tests including Arizona’s “Right To Control” test, the Economic Reality test used for the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the…

Companies accused of misclassifying workers to pay $700k in back wages, penalties

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From AZCcentral, Laurie Merrill reports that sixteen individuals agreed to pay $700,000 in back wages and penalties after they misclassified more than 1,000 construction workers.  Laurie writes: “Sixteen Arizona and Utah defendants accused of misclassifying more than 1,000 construction workers agreed to pay $700,000 in back wages and penalties, the U.S. Department of Labor announced…

Arizona firm pays $600K in IC case; taking steps to prevent misclassification

From Staffing Industry Analysts — “An Arizona drywall contractor agreed to pay $556,000 in overtime back wages and liquidated damages to at least 445 current and former employees who had been misclassified as independent contractors by a staffing provider, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday. Paul Johnson Drywall Inc. will also take steps to ensure…