For example, in 2017: MetLife The insurance giant paid $50 million to settle a class action suit for misclassifying
long-term disability claims specialists as overtime-exempt salaried employees.
XPO Logistics Cartage, a trucking subsidiary, of XPO Logistics, is being sued in California for allegedly denying drivers wages and benefits by misclassifying
them as independent contractors instead of employees, The Wall Street Journal reports.
This Inspector Generals report provides compelling evidence of manufacturers misclassifying
prescription drugs at the expense of the American taxpayer.
employees and independent contractors are getting more costly by the day.
The CMS finding was the result of a letter from the Senate Finance Committee sent last month asking whether Mylan manipulated the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program by misclassifying
EpiPen as a generic drug.
workers as independent contractors - rather than employees - allows employers to avoid paying payroll taxes, overtime and workers' compensation.
The report estimated that billions of federal tax dollars were awarded in federal contracts to businesses, particularly in the construction industry, that then avoided their tax obligations by misclassifying
The court issued a summary judgment that Fed Ex was guilty of misclassifying
its delivery drivers as independent contractors (Prochillo).
What are the penalties for misclassifying
employees as independent contractors?
A general contractor, looking to maximize his profits, takes on a questionable subcontractor, who then seeks to line his pockets by misclassifying
his workers and paying them under the table, or not at all.
Plaintiffs in 15 wage and hour collective actions and class actions comprising Rite Aid assistant managers and co-managers accused the retailer of misclassifying
them and failing to pay them overtime wages for working more than 40 hours a week.
No one method accurately captures true teacher effects in all scenarios, and the potential for misclassifying
teachers as high- or low-performing can be substantial.