Conn. Boosts Employee Misclassification Fines

Law360, New York (April 22, 2010, 2:52 PM EDT) -- Connecticut lawmakers have ushered in legislation that will bump civil penalties for employers engaging in employee misclassification and misrepresentation, part of a crackdown on companies that illegally misclassify workers as independent contractors.

The bill, approved by the state's legislative commissioner after both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives gave the green light to the measure, will result in “a potential significant revenue gain” for Connecticut, according to the text of the legislation.

Under current law, Connecticut employers engaging in employee misclassification or misrepresentation are liable...
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