MO: DoL Director Warns About Workers Misclassification

MO: DoL Director Warns About Workers Misclassification

Jefferson City, MO (CompNewsNetwork) - Under Missouri law, an employer is generally required to pay unemployment taxes, payroll taxes, and provide workers’ compensation for its employees. While a majority of Missouri employers comply with these requirements, others undermine the system and place an additional burden on those that properly classify workers.

Employers that misclassify workers as independent contractors cut costs by not paying unemployment taxes, workers’ compensation insurance, and social security withholdings. These workers are off the books and unable to access other employee benefits such as health insurance, pension plans, vacation pay, or sick pay. More importantly … read more