Blackwater Misclassified Guards: Rep. Waxman

Law360, New York (March 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A senior U.S. congressman has called for a federal investigation into allegations that battlefield contractor Blackwater Worldwide avoided millions of dollars in taxes and breached labor laws by misclassifying its guards as independent contractors rather than employees.

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) sent letters Monday to the Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service and the Small Business Administration calling for an inquiry into the private security company.

Waxman said the committee had evidence suggesting Blackwater...
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