Construction firms will face closer scrutiny this year on labor laws

The Department of Labor will pay special attention to Texas and the southwest.

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | March 6, 2015

A recent National Law Review article says that construction firms that misclassify workers and hire people who aren’t legally allowed to work in the U.S. will face closer scrutiny this year.

The Department of Labor will pay special attention to Texas and the southwest region where there was a 571% increase in employer retaliation investigations between 2012 and 2013. The focus will be on investigations of payroll and time records, I-9s, and affirmative action plan reports.

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