DOL Says It Recovered $330,000 from NC Contractor that Misclassified Workers

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The U.S. Department of Labor said it has recovered about $330,000 in back wages from a North Carolina contractor that misclassified workers as independent contractors.

“Employers who misclassify employees as independent contractors deny them overtime wages and may deny them state-required workers compensation and unemployment insurance protections,” the department’s Wage and Hour Division district director, Richard Blaylock, said in a statement. “We suggest that employers review their pay practices to make sure their practices comply with the law, and to contact us with questions or concerns.”

Contracting firm ELJ Inc., based

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