February 13, 2013
DOL May Require Employers To State Whether or Not Individuals Are Employees
Worker misclassification is a serious problem. An individual who is improperly classified as an independent contractor may not be protected under our employment laws and may not have appropriate taxes withheld which can prevent him from receiving social security or unemployment. The US DOL has recognized this and may enacted legislation requiring that employers state whether or not employees are truly employees or independent contractors. Details here.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein