Worker Misclassification

A bill aimed at cracking down on companies that intentionally misclassify workers as independent contractors rather than employees could help reduce the numbers of unlawful workers in Texas.
Texas State Representative Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) filed a bill in the Texas House of Representatives to increase fines for employers who misclassify workers as independent contractors when they should rightfully be...
Because of an absence of federal action on the problem of rampant worker misclassification in construction, we continue to track the progress of states across the nation that are trying to deal with what's been called “a...
Critically, I believe that we cannot have immigration reform without border security. I also believe that we cannot have border security without immigration reform.In other words, immigration reform and border security are...
An unfortunate reality of the construction industry is that there are many instances of worker abuse. Much of this has been documented on Construction Citizen over the years. Terrible working conditions, worker...
For the past several years, the Republican-led Texas Legislature has failed to make significant progress in stopping the abuses of workers through unethical employment practices. Many businesses, particularly in the...
Construction companies across Texas that work on public projects are on notice now that the targeted worker misclassification crackdown passed by the legislature in 2013 has taken effect.HB 2015 “Worker Classification” was...
The City of Houston has taken a bold step forward by passing an ordinance that will properly punish companies that commit wage theft and payroll fraud by stealing from their employees. After a public hearing on Tuesday, the...
With issues related to ObamaCare, more and more companies are looking for ways to get workers off their books.
Two weeks ago, I brought you a report about a group of workers in Austin, Texas who worked in sweatshop labor conditions and were denied overtime pay by their employers. The work was related to a construction project...
A report from a bipartisan panel of Texas lawmakers says companies that pretend their employees are independent subcontractors are undermining free markets and encouraging illegal immigration, among other serious problems....
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...
In a marathon hearing held by Texas lawmakers on the issues of workers’ comp and worker misclassification, representatives from businesses and labor came together to talk about what could be done to level the playing field...
A Texas House Committee has set a hearing on the issue of worker misclassification and what more the state may need to do to combat the problem that is particularly rampant in the construction industry.The House Business and...
Now that the state is moving forward with a targeted crackdown on the practice of worker misclassification, which some in the construction industry have called “a cancer,” lawmakers are going to work through the summer to...
Sid Miller is a solid, conservative, pro-life and pro-Second Amendment Republican. During his time serving the people of Texas as a state representative, Miller was the House author of the Texas Sonogram Bill. He served as...
As the Texas Republican Primary now kicks into full gear in the sprint to the March 4th Primary Election, Texas Attorney General Candidate, Barry Smitherman (currently Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission), sat down...
Update: Due to an error on the Houston City Secretary's website, this agenda item was erroneously listed as passed, but is instead tabled until next week. We regret the error but continue to support its...
The Texas Patriots PAC, located in The Woodlands, Texas, recently hosted an evening with Heritage Foundation President and former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint. He spoke to the group about the current federal government shutdown...
The State of Texas is missing out on millions of dollars of tax revenue and Texas parents are losing millions in child support payments because of the failure to deal with payroll fraud and employee misclassification and the...

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