From the Construction Citizen — “There is growing anger across the nation about the about the cancer of worker misclassification in the construction industry. Why are more and more political leaders, thought leaders, and others calling it a “scam” and saying that something needs to be done quickly to deal with these cheaters?
Well, as Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously intoned: “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” That’s the way most people know the quote. The entire quote is this: “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.”
The steady attention Construction Citizen has given this issue has helped inspire media outlets like the Dallas Morning News to call for a crackdown. Other organizations like McClatchy Newspapers have now joined with us to highlight the problem and share with their readers the truth that taxpayers, workers, and ethical construction companies are all suffering while the cheaters make off like the bandits they are…”
Read the full story at More Thought Leaders Call for Cracking Down on Worker Misclassification
- Labor Department announces grants to fight tax cheats (charlotteobserver.com)
- A Nationwide Spotlight on Worker Misclassification [VIDEO] – Construction Citizen (blog) (constructioncitizen.com)
- ‘Contractor’ Scheme Gouges Taxpayers, Workers (wcbi.com)