You’re writing your unemployment insurance checks, paying workers’ compensation premiums and remitting
The Illinois General Assembly understood the appeal of that daydream—and took action to slap you back to reality.
The Illinois Employee Classification Act took effect Jan. 1, 2008. The law gives the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) expanded authority to crack down on employers that misclassify employees as independent contractors.
In particular, IDOL investigators are looking at the construction industry, where they believe the practice is widespread. Businesses even remotely related to construction (e.g., truckers, suppliers, consultants) will face greater scrutiny. But the increased attention won’t necessarily stop with construction companies. The IDOL ...(register to read more)
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