The DOL views the misclassification of employees as independent contractors as one of the most serious problems facing affected workers, employers, and the entire economy.

The US Department of Labor has instituted an initiative aimed at ending the business practice of misclassifying workers as independent contractors to avoid paying certain wages, benefits, and taxes. As part of this initiative, the DOL has teamed with a number of agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to share information and coordinate enforcement to ensure that workers are properly classified.

Shareholder Jack Kenney and co-authors Russell Bruch and Pat Chavanu explore the DOL’s latest crackdown on the misclassification of independent contractors in this article, originally published in the November 2016 issue of WC Magazine.

 

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