DOL Awards $10.2 Million to 19 States to Help Finance Their Crackdown on Independent Contractor Misclassification

From the Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Legal Blog  –

“The news from Washington, D.C. yesterday is that the U.S. Department of Labor is funding 19 states’ efforts to crack down on businesses that unwittingly or intentionally fail to make unemployment contributions for individuals misclassified as independent contractors. While class actions in court continue to receive the most attention, unemployment proceedings continue to plague many businesses that use independent contractors to supplement their workforce or carry out their business objectives – and the Obama Administration, supported by Congressional funding, is keeping its headlights focused on unemployment challenges to detect and deter independent contractor misclassification…”

Read the full story at U.S. Labor Department Awards $10.2 Million to 19 States to Help Finance Their Crackdown on Independent Contractor Misclassification; Four States Get “Bonus” Awards for Improved Detection Results 

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