Florida partners with U.S. Dept. of Labor to stop misclassification of employees by contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor is cracking down on firms misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | January 22, 2015

Florida recently became the 19th state to work with the U.S. Department of Labor to shut down the illegal practice among some construction firms of misclassifying employees as independent contractors. The state Department of Revenue will share information with the federal agency about local firms that it believes are reporting employees as independent contractors to avoid paying unemployment and payroll taxes. 
 
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