In February I posted about worker misclassification in Texas and called the post How Contractors Can Make More Money By Cheating: Worker Misclassification.

Last week, Bloomberg published a story about the subject on a more national scope.

If you're a construction employer, and you're using people as "independent contractors" vs. as employees, it's time to stop! More states are gearing up to find you.

More contractors who are NOT cheating their workers are getting legislators' attention. If you think you can get away with this process without consequence, those days are numbered. 

Astute owners are also increasingly aware of the consequences of the practice. They are the ones who are also supporting programs to bring more workers into our industry.

That's because those owners realize they get a higher value building if the workers on the job know what they're doing when they build it. And they get paid what they're legally required to be paid for their valuable work.

And they do excellent work because they are trained, paid properly, are covered by workers comp, likely get paid vacation and appreciate our industry's best employers.

If you choose to continue cheating your workers and their families, and therefore, your clients and government taxing authorities, I suggest (contrary to the goal of this blog) that you sleep with one eye open. 

Enforcement is coming.