FRONT OFFICE BY MARY COLLINS
Worker ‘Misclassification’ Could Spell Trouble
A number of states, including New York and California, are cracking down on the use of independent contractors. The increase in enforcing employment laws reflects the intersection of dwindling revenues and increases in unemployment insurance claims that has hit most states. And there’s also a proposed federal law that would fine firms $1,100 to $5,000 per worker for violations. Here’s what you need to know to protect your company from running afoul of federal and state employment laws.