Worker Misclassification

Worker Misclassification deprives workers of rightfully-earned wages and undercuts law-abiding businesses. Click to learn more about this unscrupulous practice and what is being done, and should be done, to counter it.

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A couple weeks ago, TexasGOPVote blogger, Bob Price, discussed the lack of leadership in this past Texas Legislative Session in the area of wage theft and worker misclassification:"There were many successes in this...
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Today I released the following statement regarding the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing ObamaCare into law:One year ago today, President Obama chose to defy the will of the American people when he...
Ever since the new healthcare law passed, whether people love it or loathe it, there is one thing that draws unanimous consent: Congress must do away with the cumbersome 1099 paperwork regulation, a well hidden provision in...
Worker misclassification is becoming more and more of a problem as underhanded hiring by some companies harms not just the underpaid workers, but also the employers who play by the rules. Employers who hire legal workers and...
New York recently passed the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA). ConstructionCitizen explains that before this law was passed employers caught breaking the laws were only required to pay 25% of back wages. Since the penalty...
Worker misclassification is becoming more and more of a problem as underhanded hiring by some companies harms not just the underpaid workers, but also the employers who play by the rules.
The topic of immigration reform has stalled in Congress, but that has not stopped states from taking action to ensure a legal workforce. Worker misclassification is becoming more and more of a problem as underhanded hiring...
More states are taking action to eradicate worker misclassification, recognizing that the underhanded hiring practice by some companies harms underpaid workers, including illegal workers, but also hurts employers who play by...
The construction industry offers a panoply of situations and conflicts associated with hiring workers and running a business responsibly and lawfully. Construction Citizen exposes these issues and the companies who...
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There were many successes in this legislative session, but one of these successes illustrates an area where, as Republicans, we failed to provide crucial leadership in the protection of employee rights and fair business...
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Employee misclassification is theft and cheating. Misclassification is where an employer hires someone to work for them, but rather than honestly classify them an employee, they misclassify them as an independent contractor...
What happens when a company gets caught ignoring the law? An investigative news team from Atlanta's Fox 5 News recently found out when it took a hidden camera onto a government-funded public school construction site....
In a January 19th Houston Chronicle article entitled, "Working: A plea for fair play", L.M. Sixel discusses how due to the economy, many construction companies are resorting to misclassifying their workers as 1099 or...
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Every day workers are picked up from day labor sites, many times by the same employer.  Thousands of people are working in an underground economy where they are paid cash under the table.  Still others are simply worked as...
As the economy continues to suffer, government agencies are brainstorming ways to help lower the mounting unemployment levels. Construction Citizen reported today that San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors recently...
The construction industry offers an array of situations and conflicts associated with hiring workers and running a business responsibly and lawfully. More states are taking action to get rid of worker misclassification, and...
Worker misclassification is becoming more and more of a problem as underhanded hiring by some companies harms not just the underpaid workers, but also the employers who play by the rules. Employers who hire legal workers and...
A grocery store owner in Florida will now face prison time for his involvement in a construction company’s scheme to hide their hiring of illegal aliens by paying them in cash. 
The topic of immigration reform has stalled in Congress, but that has not stopped states from taking action to ensure a legal workforce. According to ConstructionCitizen.com, several states, including Florida, New York, Iowa...

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