United Brotherhood of Carpenters: $2.6 B in taxes lost annually

“Construction Industry Tax Rip-Off Estimated at $2.6 Billion – 1.2 Million Construction Workers Paid Off-the Books. To bring more attention to the trouble tax fraud causes in our communities, UBC affiliates in the United States and Canada are planning Days of Action for April 15, when individual tax returns are due in the U.S., and the days leading up to it.”

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Former labor official details how to stop misclassification

Former Obama US Department of Labor official Patricia Smith speaks at the New Jersey Task Force on Employee Misclassification. “Misclassification, by itself, is not illegal,” she said. “What’s illegal is the consequences of misclassification. When you find misclassification, you’re going to have, depending upon what you’re enforcing, a remedy.”


Extensive Public Research Finds Voters See “Contracting Out”a Serious Problem

A recent national survey over over 1,000 registered voters conducted on behalf of the National Employment Law Project (NELP) found that “voters say the increase in contracting out – where a company hires an outside firm to supply workers or uses another firm to do work instead of hiring employees directly – over the past 10 years is a bad change.”

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Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Launchs Public Awareness Campaign About Worker Misclassification

Transportation billboards, digital ads and radio spots in markets across Pennsylvania are being used to increase the general public’s awareness understand the implications at stake of misclassifying employees as independent contractors, and to help employers and employees know when a worker can be classified as an independent contractor.

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