SENATE BILL INTRODUCED TO PREVENT EMPLOYERS FROM MISCLASSIFYING EMPLOYEES AS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

On September 29, 2008, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) introduced a new bill (Employee Misclassification Prevention Act, S. 3648) that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to clarify that misclassification is a prohibited act and to allow for harsher penalties.

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