WI Crackdown on Worker Misclassification Nets $1.4 Million in Unpaid Taxes, Interest & Penalties

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  Workerscompensation.com reports that Wisconsin’s focus on misclassification of workers as independent contractors allowed the state to collect $1.4 million. Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Ray Allen announced that due to the department’s efforts to combat the misclassification of workers in Wisconsin across numerous industries, the state netted $1.4 million in unpaid Unemployment Insurance (UI)…

Are Employers Willing To Risk Getting PAID? 

  From JDSupra, Richard Greenberg and Craig Roberts discuss concerns with the Payroll Audit Independent Determination program (“PAID”), a program offered by the Department of Labor (DOL) to  encourage employers to perform a self audit to discover violations and potentially avoid penalties. In particular, employers may avoid liability to the DOL but may incur liability under…

Oh Thank Heaven, Franchisees Not Employees of 7-Eleven! 

  From JDSupra, Christopher Truxler and Coby Turner discuss a California lawsuit in which 7-Eleven franchisees alleged they were employees of the franchiser.  They write; All is well with one of America’s most beloved convenience stores. In October 2017, four 7-Eleven franchisees filed a class action lawsuit alleging the company misclassified franchise owners in California as independent contractors instead…

Associate Dentist and Dental Hygienist: Employee or independent contractor?

    The California Dental Association (CDA) offers guidance on the classification of associates and dental hygienists in a dental practice.  It states: It’s not uncommon for Practice Support to receive questions regarding the classification of registered dental hygienists. When considering an employment status for an RDH, generally this individual worker would not meet the…