[IMGCAP(1)]One of the efforts states are making to increase their revenue stream is to tighten up their enforcement of worker misclassification.

Now, the U.S. Department of Labor is helping them in this by awarding $10,225,183 to 19 states to implement or improve worker misclassification detection and enforcement initiatives in unemployment insurance programs. “This is one of many actions the department is taking to help level the playing field for employers while ensuring workers receive appropriate rights and protections,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. “[These] federal grant awards will enhance states’ ability to detect incidents of worker misclassification and protect the integrity of state unemployment insurance trust funds.”

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