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$5.6 million mistake: Misclassifying employees as contractors doesn’t save money


Some employers look for almost any excuse to treat workers as independent contractors instead of employees. The reason is usually simple: Contractors generally cost less than employees. However, those savings can be wiped out in a flash if the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division determines those contractors should really have been classified as employees all along.


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