US Senators Introduce Legislation to Prevent Payroll Fraud, Misclassification of Workers

US Senators Introduce Legislation to Prevent Payroll Fraud, Misclassification of Workers

Legislation has been introduced in the United States Senate that would cut down on payroll fraud, protect workers’ rights, and level the playing field for all employers. The bill, known as the Payroll Fraud Prevention Act, would prevent payroll fraud by employers that misclassify their workers as independent contractors and would provide workers with protections such as minimum wage and overtime, health and safety protections, and unemployment and workers' compensation benefits. The bill would also prohibit employers from using misclassification to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. Read more from the Office of Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.