A brother and sister who operate a construction company in Paramount, CA admit to commiting fraud and embezzlement resulting in a loss of more than $500,000 to the California State Compensation Insurance Fund.
“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.”
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.”
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.”
“Worker advocates say misclassifying employees as independent contractors allows employers to shirk responsibilities for providing government-mandated worker protections, including overtime pay, family and medical leave – and a safe and healthy workplace.”
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.
In November of 2015, eight National Freight Inc. (NFI) delivery drivers filed a lawsuit accusing the company of misclassifying drivers as independent contractors despite NFI having complete control of their operations, according to court documents.