Wage and Hour Division Administrator Dr. David Weil speaks to members of the Employee Misclassification Compliance Assistance Program gathered at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix on April 1. Click for a larger photo.
Construction businesses need a level playing field to be competitive. The Employee Misclassification Compliance Assistance Program — a joint effort between the Wage and Hour Division’s Phoenix, Ariz., district office and industry stakeholders — seeks to create one. “Our work together has enabled us to make inroads into the construction and related industries which has magnified our message about the need for compliance many times beyond what we could accomplish on our own,” agency administrator Dr. David Weil told program members during a visit to Phoenix on April 1. “Given the pervasiveness of misclassification, and the harm it causes to workers, taxpayers, and law-abiding employers, these sorts of relationships are critical to improving compliance going forward.”
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