Idaho reports Fines of $240k in 2016 for Misclassification

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From JDSupra, in the May 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update, Richard J. Reibstein reports on the fines imposed in 2016 on Idaho employers for misclassifying workers

IDAHO REPORTS IC MISCLASSIFICATION FINES OF $240,000 IN 2016.  The Idaho Department of Labor assessed fines in 2016 of $240,000 against employers found to have misclassified workers as independent contractors. As reported in a May 9, 2017 article published by the Idaho Business Review, a total of 2,489 ICs were reclassified as employees by 524 Idaho employers. Ryan Linnarz of the Idaho Industrial Commission reportedly stated that, “Courts tend to favor employee/employer relationships when there is a dispute over a classification, so it is important to make sure you know what to look for when you want to hire an independent contractor.”

Source: May 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update | Pepper Hamilton LLP – JDSupra

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