Construction groups support proposals to combat worker misclassification

Construction Business Group CBG

Construction association groups are voicing their support for task force recommendations aimed at combating worker misclassification and payroll fraud.

Wisconsin is losing $200 million in tax revenue annually due to payroll fraud, according to a study on worker misclassification released in early 2020. The state lost $91.2 million in personal income taxes, $56 million in unemployment insurance taxes, $51.2 million in business taxes, and $2.6 million in benefits paid to uninsured workers.

Gov. Tony Evers' Department of Workforce Development is working to implement recommendations to combat...

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