5 Tips To Prepare For A Misclassification Crackdown

Law360, New York (July 23, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor under Thomas Perez is expected to come down hard on companies that misclassify employees as independent contractors, but attorneys say businesses that want to avoid the DOL's wrath and stave off lawsuits can protect themselves by following five tips.

Employee misclassification has been on the DOL's radar for years, but Perez's appointment, in addition to the controversial “Right To Know” rulemaking initiative that could force companies to give workers written notice of their classification status, will translate to the agency combating...
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