Louisiana signs on to put a stop to misclassification of employees
Misclassifying employees as independent contractors results in losses for state workers' comp funds, as well as denying employees access to family and medical leave, overtime compensation, minimum wage, and unemployment insurance, DOL officials said.
The partnerships came about as part of the DOL's Misclassification Initiative, which was launched under the auspices of Vice President Joe Biden's Middle Class Task Force. Other states that have signed similar agreements are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Utah, and Washington.
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March 5, 2012
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