Sue Schaecher Featured In Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors' Newsletter
An article by Denver Partner Sue Schaecher was recently featured in the January issue of Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors’ newsletter.
In 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor initiated aggressive measures for combating workplace fraud by entering cooperative agreements with other state and federal agencies.
Three months into his appointment as the new United States Secretary of Labor, Thomas Perez has pledged that the DOL will remain aggressive in enforcing laws against workplace fraud, including the misclassification of workers as independent contractors.
Sue suggests that every business should review its independent contractor relationships periodically for compliance with applicable legal standards. The cost of defending audits and liability for violations can easily outweigh the cost of compliance.