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by Craig Brandt, Esq.

The federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a detailed report to congressional leaders that culminated in a set of recommendations to address the persistent, widespread problem of employer misclassification of employees as independent contractors.

The report—read it at—urges the U.S. Department of Labor and the IRS to step up enforcement efforts against employers.

Given the increased attention, now is a particularly opportune time for employers that have classified any workers as independent contractors to carefully review those decisions.

A variety of violations

While most workers are treated as employees and paid accordingly, in 2005 approximately 10.3 million U.S. workers (7.4% of the workforce) were classified as contractors.

While misclassification of employees as independent contractors isn’t itself illegal, it can cause viol...(register to read more)

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