Union rep urges state Legislature to tackle payroll fraud

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Labor representative Andy Buck is urging the Legislature to take up measures to tackle worker misclassification and payroll fraud. 

The Joint Task Force on Payroll Fraud and Worker Misclassification submitted its 2021 annual report to Gov. Tony Evers last month. Worker misclassification is illegally labeling employees as independent contractors in order to avoid giving them benefits, such as minimum wage, overtime compensation, family and medical leave, and unemployment insurance.

Evers’ budget proposal includes several provisions from last year’s task force report, including adding ...

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