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2013 budget approves special funding for the DOL to “Detect and Deter” the misclassification of workers as independent contractors

Arnstein & Lehr attorney Lori Adelson

Lori Adelson

On February 13, 2012, President Obama announced The Fiscal Year 2013 Budget. Notably, the 2013 Budget once again includes special funding for the Department of Labor to “detect and deter” companies from misclassifying employees as independent contractors. Specifically, 14 million is budgeted for misclassification, including $10 million for grants to States to identify misclassification and recover unpaid taxes, and $4 million for DOL personnel to investigate misclassification.

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