Staffing Industry Analysts reports that the United States Department of Labor (DOL) signed an agreement to cooperate to reduce misclassification of workers in 6 states with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The article states:
The US Department of Labor and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to reduce the misclassification of workers in six western states: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. The agreement helps both agencies communicate and cooperate more effectively and efficiently in areas of common interest, including cross training staff and providing employers and employees with information about the law.
The Labor Department in the past has signed similar memorandums of understanding with individual state agencies to combat independent contractor misclassification, but this is the first of its kind between the federal agencies.
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