Clay company ordered to pay $380,000 in back wages to 300 workers

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From Syracuse.com  — “A Syracuse area contractor has been ordered to pay $380,000 in back wages to more than 300 drywall installers that federal officials said were misclassified as independent contractors. The U.S. Department of Labor sued General Interior Systems Inc., of Clay, in U.S. District Court in Syracuse in 2008, alleging the company misclassified…

Avoid worker misclassification this tax season

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From Convey 1099 News — “The IRS defines worker misclassification as any instance where an employee is classified as an independent contractor on tax documents. When employees are misclassified, employers can avoid paying certain taxes and expenses, such as Social Security, Medicare and workers’ compensation insurance. Additionally, these employees can be denied benefits such as health coverage when misclassified.…

Bill Filed to Crack Down on Worker Misclassification in Texas Construction Industry

From Texas GOP Vote — “Far too often, construction companies cheat taxpayers and their workers by pretending their employees are independent subcontractors when, by law, they should be paid as employees. It’s a practice known as worker misclassification. Some ethical contractors have called it a “cancer that is eating at the heart of our industry.”…

Independent Contractors: Are You Secretly an Employee?

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From Payscale — “A Checklist for Determining the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor Ask yourself the following questions if you are not sure whether your work responsibilities fit the definition of employee or independent contractor. When and where must you do your work? If you are required to do your work in…