Our View: Misclassifying employees cheats everyone

From fayobserver.com: Editorial —

If your employer announced that your hourly job was being converted to independent-contractor status so the company could avoid paying taxes, you’d feel cheated.

If you ran a business on the up-and-up and learned your competitor across town was using independent contractors to fill jobs that the law says are supposed to be for hourly wage earners, you’d feel cheated.

If you’re a taxpayer and you learned that companies in North Carolina were intentionally misclassifying workers to avoid half a billion dollars in taxes annually, you’d feel cheated.

Recent reports from the News & Observer and Charlotte Observer have demonstrated a pattern of exactly this sort of activity across the state. The practice is more pervasive in some industries, especially construction. We should all feel cheated…

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