Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bill Aims at Worker Misclassification

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 by Ilyse Schuman

Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) has reintroduced legislation that would create new record-keeping requirements for employers that hire independent contractors, and impose stricter penalties for misclassification. Notably, the Employee Misclassification Prevention Act (H.R. 3178) would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to require employers to keep records on and notify workers of their employment or independent contractor classification and their right to challenge that classification. More.

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