Just last month we Misclassification Initiative.

As described in our August 22, 2016 blog post concerning Pennsylvania’s partnership with the U.S. DOL, the coordinated effort between federal and state enforcement agencies raises the stakes for companies that utilize independent contractors.  Companies investigated by either the Nebraska or North Carolina Departments of Labor can now expect those states to share their findings with U.S. DOL, thereby increasing the likelihood of simultaneous, multi-agency investigations.  As such, companies in North Carolina and Nebraska, like those in the 32 other states that have signed MOUs with the U.S. DOL, should expect that any misclassification inquiry will automatically expand to include both state and federal agencies, thereby increasing the scrutiny on such companies and the risks associated with a misclassification determination.