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Indiana seeks study to collect unpaid employment taxes

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From the Chicago Tribune, Craig Lyons reports on Indiana’s efforts to collect lost unemployment taxes when workers are misclassified as independent contractors. Craig writes: A legislative study committee will look at worker misclassification and how to deal with potential lost revenue to the state. A study done by the Building Trades and Construction Council estimates…

Payroll tax fraud believed to be spreading throughout Indiana’s construction industry

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From ABC 57 News, Drew Gardner reports on misclassification in the Indiana construction industry. Drew writes: The construction industry across Indiana is facing something many contractors call a growing problem — payroll tax fraud. Some contractors are believed to be misclassifying workers, which robs them of many of the regular benefits employees receive and robs…

Indiana Supreme Court Rules Driver Not Employee Of Business Connecting Drivers With Customers 

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From JDSupra, Adam Lounsbury and Robert Frederick Seidler discuss a recent Indiana case in which a driver was found to be an independent contractor under the ABC test. Adam and Robert write: Q.D.-A, Inc. “is a business that connects drivers with customers who need too-large-to-tow vehicles driven to them.” The company acts as a matchmaker, matching the needs…

Adolay: The consequences of improper employee classification 

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  From the Indiana Lawyer, Amy Adolay discusses some of the consequences of misclassifying workers as independent contractors. Amy writes: Improper classification of an employee as an independent contractor can lead to issues under a host of federal and state laws. For example, companies can expose themselves to minimum wage and overtime claims, wage payment…

Indiana joins other states in rejecting joint employment for franchisors

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  Reuters reports that Indiana has amended its laws to prevent franchisors from being considered employees.  Franchisees are independent contractors absent a written agreement.  Reuters reports: Indiana has become the latest state to amend its labor laws to prevent franchisors from being considered joint employers in the wake of a landmark National Labor Relations Board…

Drop in number of self-employed Indiana residents raises concerns about missed opportunities

From the Daily Journal — “What those numbers mean for the self-employed is uncertain, but fewer people working for themselves isn’t a good statistic, Cutter said. “What it means is the economy isn’t living up to its potential,” Cutter said. “A decline in entrepreneurs means lost opportunities. It limits the chances for another Sweetwater Sound or…