Posts Tagged ‘worker misclassification’

Feb
2014
20

Illinois Contractor to Pay $400,000 in Back Wages Following Misclassification, Overtime Violations

Illinois Contractor to Pay $400,000 in Back Wages Following Misclassification, Overtime Violations
  Following an investigation by the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, an Illinois contractor has been ordered to pay nearly $400,000 in back wages and liquidated damages to 96 workers.  Norwood Commercial Contractors Inc. of Bensenville misclassified 16 workers as independent contractors while failing to properly compensate 80...
Jan
2013
2

Jacksonville Co. Caught Classifying Painters as Employees on the Weekdays, Contractors on the Weekends

A Jacksonville painting company has been ordered to pay $45,983 in back wages to 26 painters by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division after missclassifying its employees as independent contractors. Clark Cooper Painting, LLC was found to have broken provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by keeping inaccurate...
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Aug
2012
28

LEAVING HER MARK: NC Gov Issues Executive Order to Combat Employee Misclassification

LEAVING HER MARK: NC Gov Issues Executive Order to Combat Employee Misclassification
North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue may be overseeing the most anti-union, “Right-to-Work” state in the nation, but that didn’t stop her from issuing Executive Order 125 last week, thus creating a task force to combat the state’s problem with employee misclassification. The action came on the heels of a series of articles by...
Aug
2012
9

IRS Giving Employers a Chance to Right their Misclassification Wrongs With Voluntary Classification Settlement Program

IRS Giving Employers a Chance to Right their Misclassification Wrongs With Voluntary Classification Settlement Program
In the continuing, uphill battle against employee misclassification — or “classification fraud” — the IRS has announced a new program, the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP), which would allow employers to reclassify independent contractors as employees for future tax periods. In exchange, the liability for...
Feb
2012
10

Seattle Truckers Take Misclassification Head On, Gain Support from Legislators

Seattle Truckers Take Misclassification Head On, Gain Support from Legislators
The epidemic of worker misclassification and has been documented on this site before and has now caused workers in Seattle to shutdown ports to protest the exploitation caused by incorrect labeling of “Independent Contractors.” The unorganized laborers have gained the support of local teamsters who have helped them fight for fair...
Dec
2011
12

Occupy the Ports: Standing Up for the 82 Percent of Truck Drivers Who Are Misclassified

Occupy the Ports: Standing Up for the 82 Percent of Truck Drivers Who Are Misclassified
Today is Occupy the Ports, an Occupy Wall Street action that takes aim at the illegal and unfair conditions many workers have to experience when working at our nation’s ports. Dock workers, particularly truck drivers, are an integral part of our economy and yet they have seen their jobs, perks and wages take them from [&hellip...
Dec
2011
8

TRIPLE JEOPARDY: Misclassification Doesn’t Just Cost Workers Wages, It Robs Government of Revenue and Local Business of a Chance to Compete

There is an epidemic in the United States, a disease coursing through the veins of the American workforce. It has not been contracted by neglect, but by willful deception. It is worker misclassification. It is a problem that is finally gaining a bit of attention with more and more workers being incorrectly labeled “independent...