TITLE

The hidden pitfalls of worker misclassification

AUTHOR(S)
LARKIN, KATHRYN; NIXON, JOHN
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Jul2008, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the pitfalls of misclassification of workers as independent contractors rather than common-law employees in the U.S. In some cases, independent contractors are paid higher wages than common-law employees because they are not entitled to any benefits. Misclassified workers are covered by Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the tax code, and may be entitled to retroactive participation in qualified pension plans, welfare benefit arrangements and stock-based plans. It explores the case Vizcaino versus Microsoft.
ACCESSION #
35425294

 

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