Stop Misclassification of Workers as Independent Contractors

Cracking Down on Misclassification of Workers-- And Raising Tax Revenue

In a dramatic sweep of 117 employers, a new New York State joint task force of state labor, tax and worker compensation agencies found that 2,078 employees had been illegally misclassified as independent contractors, with $19 million in wages not reported to the state.  An additional 646 workers were owed minimum wage and overtime pay totaling $3 million.