As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, the Department of Labor has stepped up enforcement of the rules distinguishing between independent contractors and employees. Now, the Department of Labor has targeted certain industries for worker misclassification investigations. These industries include:



Cleaning Companies

Property Management

A quick search of Department of Labor settlements shows that this not an idle threat.

As we gear up for the landscaping and construction season, now is the time to review your pay practices and policies.

  • Are your employees classified correctly?
  • Are they really independent contractors?
  • Are you calculating overtime correctly?

Take a look now because it’s always better to implement proper pay practices before the Department of Labor stops by.