Employment Law Update: Are Your Independent Contractors Really Independent?
On May 3, Governor Murphy signed an executive order starting a task force to investigate the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.
An estimated $535 million in taxes goes unreported annually because of the misclassification practice.
Responsibilities of the task force include:
- Examining and evaluating existing misclassification enforcement by executive departments and agencies.
- Developing best practices by departments and agencies to increase coordination of information and efficient enforcement.
- Developing recommendations to foster compliance with the law, including by educating employers, workers and the public.
- Conducting a review of existing law and applicable procedures.
Would your independent contractors pass the test? Or are they misclassified?
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